Seared Ahi Tuna Salad

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"From the Avalon Restaurant and Bar, Lahaina, Maui. This sounds really good."

Original recipe yields 4 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (1117.7 g)
  • Calories 835.7
  • Total Fat - 49.6 g
  • Saturated Fat - 8.6 g
  • Cholesterol - 263.5 mg
  • Sodium - 2547.9 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 65.5 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 9.5 g
  • Sugars - 27.7 g
  • Protein - 40 g
  • Calcium - 319.3 mg
  • Iron - 7.1 mg
  • Vitamin C - 88.5 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.8 mg

Step by Step Method


Step 1

Whisk olive oil, lime juice, orange juice, soy sauce, sesame oil, chives and ginger in small bowl to blend. Season with salt and pepper.


Step 2

Pour oil into heavy medium saucepan to depth of 1-inch. Heat oil to 375F.

Step 3

Working in batches, fry wonton strips until golden and crisp, about 1 minute.

Step 4

Using tongs, transfer wonton strips to paper towels; drain.

Step 5

Sprinkle with salt and pepper. (Dressing and wontons can be made 2 hours ahead. Let stand at room temperature).

Step 6

Place tomatoes in small bowl. Add 2 tablespoons dressing and toss to coat.

Step 7

Cook carrots and peas in medium pot of boiling salted water until crisp-tender, about 30 seconds. Drain, rinse with cold water and pat dry. Place in medium bowl; toss with 2 tablespoons dressing.

Step 8

Stir sesame seeds in heavy large skillet over high heat until seeds are pale golden, about 2 minutes. Transfer seeds to large plate.

Step 9

Sprinkle fish with salt and pepper.

Step 10

Dip fish into seeds, coating on all sides and pressing fish so that seeds adhere. Return same skillet to high heat. Brush skillet with some of deep-frying oil.

Step 11

Add fish to skillet and sear until fish is just opaque in center and coating is deep brown on outside, about 3 minutes per side. Transfer fish to work surface.

Step 12

Mound lettuces on 4 plates.

Step 13

Thinly slice fish; arrange fish, slices overlapping, on lettuces.

Step 14

Surround lettuces with tomatoes, carrots and peas, dividing equally. Drizzle each salad with some dressing.

Step 15

Garnish with wonton strips.

Step 16

Serve, passing any remaining dressing separately.

Tips & Variations

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