Lean Meals: Seared Tuna With Mango Salsa

mango-tunaWhy we like this recipe:
→ Tuna is an excellent source of protein, averaging at 20 grams of protein and 90 calories per 3 ounces. It will help you feel full longer!
→ Treat your taste buds without guilt! this meal is so flavorful, nutritious, and is only made with fresh ingredients!

What you will need: (For 2 Servings)

  • 2 tuna steaks (look for sashimi grade tuna, fresh/never frozen will be best)
  • 2 tablespoons of good olive oil, plus extra for searing
  • 1 1/2 cups diced yellow onion (2 onions)
  • 2 teaspoons peeled, minced fresh ginger
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons minced garlic
  • 2 ripe mangos, peeled, seeded, and small diced
  • 1/3 cup freshly squeezed orange juice
  • 2 teaspoons light brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 to 2 teaspoons minced fresh jalapeno pepper, to taste (1 pepper)
  • 2 teaspoons minced fresh mint leaves

 Directions: (Prep Time: 20 min, Cook Time: 40 min)

  1. Saute the olive oil, onions, and ginger in a large saute pan over medium-low heat for 10 minutes, or until the onions are translucent.
  2. Add the garlic and cook for 1 more minute.
    Add the mangos, reduce the heat to low and cook for 10 more minutes.
  3. Add the orange juice, brown sugar, salt, black pepper, and jalapeno; cook for 10 more minutes, until orange juice is reduced, stirring occasionally.
    Remove from the heat and add the mint. Serve warm, at room temperature, or chilled.
  4. Heat a saute pan over high heat for 5 minutes until very hot.
    Season the tuna liberally with salt and pepper.
    When the pan is very hot, add a drizzle of olive oil and then the tuna steaks. Sear for 2 to 3 minutes on each side, or until the outside is browned, but the inside is very rare.
  5. Serve the tuna on top of the mango salsa.Enjoy!