what up tuna?

Happy National Taco Day!!! I only found out around 11:30 today and the tuna taco inception seed was planted. I made a run to Whole Foods, got home at 8 and by 8:30, dinner was on the table! This recipe is easy and is SO, SO delicious.

Tuna & Taco stuff

  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 tablespoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 12 ounces ahi tuna, cut into 1-inch-thick steaks
  • 1/2 tablespoon olive oil
  • 8 hard taco shells
  • 2 limes, halved

In a small bowl, combine cumin, cayenne, salt, pepper, and coriander. Rub spice mixture generously on both sides of the tuna.

Heat a nonstick pan on the stove over high heat. When pan is smoking hot, add olive oil, wait 10 seconds, then add tuna. Sear for 1 minute per side, or until fish is cooked on the outside, but rare on the inside. Beware! Your spice mixture on a very hot pan will smell very similar to mase. I would know. I was practically choking. Once you begin to breathe normally, transfer to a plate.

In the meantime microwave or heat your taco shells according to the box’s instructions.

Avocado Salsa

  • 3 ripe avocados, pit and skin discarded, diced into 1/4-inch cubes
  • 2 medium tomatoes, diced into 1/4-inch cubes
  • 1 cup lightly packed fresh cilantro leaves, coarsely chopped
  • 1/2 red onion, diced
  • 3 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

Add all ingredients to a medium-size bowl. Toss gently. DO NOT MASH AVOCADO. The chunkier, the better!

Assemble and voila!

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