Yellow Fin Tuna with Mango Salsa

Hi, everyone. I’m over at my friend Jenny Melrose’s blog again today with a new recipe that I’m sure you’re going to like.  I love trying to duplicate restaurant meals – especially expensive seafood meals.  It always drives me a little crazy sitting down to a $200 dinner with friends knowing that I could probably cook it better and certainly cheaper at home.  This Yellow Fin Tuna wasn’t that expensive but I definitely thought it was the perfect challenge.

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Sometimes fish can be intimidating to cook but this was a snap and the taste was simply scrumptious.  Pop over to The NY Melrose Family and check out my pics and recipe.  I know you’ll want to make this when you do!

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Seafood is my craving these days and I’m really looking forward to sharing two new recipes soon – Halibut with Rhubarb Bacon Jam as well as a Summer Fresh Seafood Soup.  In the meantime, here are some oldies but goodies that you may want to try if you haven’t yet.  Happy Thursday!


Yellow Fin Tuna with Mango Salsa
Author: Robyn
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Serves: 4
  • 4 ounces fresh, raw yellow fin tuna
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon garlic, minced
  • ½ teaspoon paprika
  • ¼ teaspoon chili powder
  • dash of salt and pepper
  • l large lettuce leaf or endive
  • 1 cup small mango, diced
  • 1 teaspoon grapeseed oil
  • ½ tablespoon fresh chives, chopped
  • ¼ teaspoon jalapeno pepper, finely diced
  • ½ cup red bell pepper, diced
  • ½ cup red onion, diced
  • ½ tablespoon lime juice
  • 1 tablespoon fresh cilantro
  1. Mix grapeseed oil, chili powder, garlic, paprika, salt and pepper in a small bowl and set aside.
  2. Brush each tuna steak with herb mixture, patting into fish with fingertips. Cover and refrigerate for 1 hour.
  3. For mango salsa, mix grapeseed oil, lime juice and cilantro in a medium bowl.
  4. Stir in mango, bell peppers, onions, chives and jalapeño. Season with salt and pepper. Set aside.
  5. Heat skillet over medium heat. You should not need extra oil for cooking because the fish was marinated in oil. Place tuna steaks in pan and sear, about 2-3 minutes per side depending on their thickness. Don’t overcook, it should be pink on the inside. Transfer tuna to a cutting board and let rest for 5 minutes. Slice against the grain.
  6. Arrange the lettuce leaves on each plate and top with mango salsa. Place sliced tuna on the side.
Calories: 398


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  • Reply
    Anita Rivera
    May 28, 2015 at 5:28 am

    Ya know, seafood is in my heritage. Living in California and also coming from a Catholic family, every Friday was HALIBUT night! I remember making halibut sandwiches after I got married, then in Boston where we lived for 11 years, we made gourmet meals out of mackeral (with beans and rice) and bluefish, swordfish…oh, those were the days.

    When in France with me, my husband got connected with his Puerto-Rican roots. He had ACCRATS DE POISSON, basically fish fritters, which his mother used to make called TOREJAS. Wow, what goodness comes from the sea!

    That tuna looks fabulous my friend.

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      May 28, 2015 at 9:09 am

      Isn’t seafood just the greatest, Anita? I am just craving it lately! Those dishes sound amazing and I’m going to look into them!
      Thanks for your help today, French Tutor!!

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    Bam's Kitchen
    May 28, 2015 at 7:46 am

    Looks like the perfect summer entree to me! Hoping over to Jenny’s to check out your recipe! Nice photo composition!
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      May 28, 2015 at 9:10 am

      Thanks so much, Bobbi. This dish was so yummy and easy. I’m just loving your latest chicken dish!!

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    May 28, 2015 at 9:29 am

    Lovely dishes Robyn, so appealing and something that peaks my interest. I love mango, so this definitely appeals to me.Easy enough to prepare and grill too. Our Sasha is home now and looking better. Take care of yourself….Miss you lots! xoxo
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      May 28, 2015 at 11:13 am

      Thanks, Linda. I’m a big mango fan too and love making a salsa with it. So glad to hear Sasha is feeling better. Gosh, she’s had quite a time lately! Hope to talk to you soon, my friend. xoxo
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    Marissa | Pinch and Swirl
    May 28, 2015 at 4:20 pm

    One of my favorite meals! Popping over to check out your recipe!
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    May 30, 2015 at 10:17 am

    Hi Robyn,
    Looks so tasty and healthy. Thanks for sharing on Real Food Fridays. Pinned & twitted.

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      May 31, 2015 at 7:36 am

      Thanks for sharing, Marla. Your visits and kind words are so appreciated!

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    Miz Helen
    June 2, 2015 at 12:09 pm

    What a beautiful dish Robyn! Thanks so much for sharing your awesome post with Full Plate Thursday, I just pinned this recipe it looks so good! Hope you are having a great week and come back soon!
    Miz Helen
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    Lorelai @ Life With Lorelai
    June 6, 2015 at 12:27 am

    Oh, this tuna looks delicious! And i love mango salsa. Please come share your blog posts over at the Home Matters Linky Party! We’d love to have you for a visit. The Door is OPEN. 🙂

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