Lunch / Dinner
Spiced Pan-Seared Tuna Salad
Sizzling pan-seared tuna spices up this super-satisfying main dish salad. Pan-searing (quickly browning over high heat) is one more way to show off fresh tuna. For the best color, a really hot saute pan is key.
FOR THE SALAD:
FOR THE TUNA:
Whisk together lemon juice, ⅓ cup orange juice, olive oil, mayonaise, honey, tarragon, and salt for the salad dressing. Combine romaine, onion, and beans in a large bowl. Set dressing and salad aside until ready to serve.
Stir together 3 Tbsp. orange juice, marmalade, and salt for the tuna.
Marinate tuna pieces in the marmalade mixture for 5 minutes. Drain marinade, then place tuna on a plate and season with Cajun spices. Heat vegetable oil in a nonstick skillet over medium-high heat, then sear tuna until brown. Add tomatoes and sauté, stirring occasionally, until their skins blister, 1–2 minutes.
Add dressing to salad to taste, toss to coat, and season with salt. Divide the salad evenly among 4 dinner plates. Top each with some of the tuna and tomatoes. Serve salads while tuna is warm.
The marmalade-based marinade helps the Cajun spices cling to the fish. Adjust the amount of spices based on your personal preference.
For optimal color and flavor, pan-sear the tuna in a really hot skillet. The marinade will caramelize on the edges for extra flavor.
Add tomatoes to the seared tuna and sauté just until the skins begin to blister.
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 19g 29%
Saturated Fat 3g 15%
Cholesterol 44mg 14%
Sodium 639mg 26%
Carbs 27g 9%
Fiber 8g 32%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.