I Know What You Should Be Making For Dinner Tonight!
Delicious Pecan crusted Tuna with mango salsa! That’s what you should be having for dinner! It is so easy to make and is definitely a weeknight to date night meal.
If you don’t have tuna fillets on hand you could also substitute the fish with any light fish you like. Mahi Mahi would also be yummy!
You could make this meal go further by serving the pecan crusted tuna with mango salsa over some rice, cauliflower rice, a big salad or with any veggie you like. Just seeing this photo makes me want to make this for dinner tonight. 🙂
Here’s What You Will Need to Make This Recipe:
1 Ahi Tuna Steak per person- depending on size of the fillet:)
2 Mangos that are ripe
1 Hanful of Cilantro
1 Red Onion
Salt and Pepper
First you will need to toast the pecans in a pan until they are fragrant and set them aside. If you try to chop them when they are hot you could burn your fingers…. and that would slow you down from eating this delicious pecan crusted tuna with mango salsa.
Next Up Make the Mango Salsa- If you have never peeled a mango check this out- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yE0NGXZ_HBs
I personally like the chef snack part of the video 🙂
The salsa is mangos, red onion, cilantro, lime juice and SNP. Mix it all together and set it aside.
Once the pecans are cooled, chop them super fine so they will stick to the fish.
Take the fish out of the fridge and pat it dry with a paper towel.
Press the fish into the pecans and SNP. Coat it on all sides.
Fry the fish in a hot skillet until seared on each side- about 2-3 minutes depending on how rare you like your fish.
Let the fish rest for a few minutes so you don’t burn your fingers. Like I stated above this will slow you down from eating this delicious pecan crusted tuna with mango salsa. 🙂
Slice the fish against the grain and layer it on a plate.
Spoon the mango salsa over the top.
Now the best part……enjoy eating it!
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Here’s A Video on How I Made This:
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Here’s The Recipe:
Pecan Crusted Tuna with Mango Salsa
- 1 Tuna Fillet per person depending on size of fillet If you have more than 4 small steaks you will need to increase the rest of the ingredients.
- 1/2 Cup Pecans
- 1 Bunch Cilantro
- 2 Mangos
- 1 Red Onion
- 2 Limes
- 1 Pinch Salt and Pepper
- Toast the pecans in a pan on medium heat until fragrant. Stir occasionally so they don't burn. Set them aside.
- Prepare the mangos for the salsa. Remove skin and slice into cubes. There is a video in the post above that shows how to do this.
- Chop about 1/4-1/2 of the red onion into small cubes and put in a bowl.
- Wash and chop a big handful of cilantro and put it in the bowl. You can add more or less to your liking.
- Juice 2 limes and add them to your bowl. I only had to use one lime as mine was really juicy.
- Add a pinch of SNP.
- Mix Salsa to combine and set aside.
- Your pecans should be cooled now. Chop them finely so they will stick to the fish.
- On a plate add the chopped pecans and SNP.
- Pat the fish fillets with a paper towel to remove any moisture. Press the fillets into the pecans and coat all sides.
- Once all fillets are coated, turn a pan onto medium-high heat, once hot, sear the fish on both sides for about 2-3 minutes depending on how rare you like them.
- Let the fish rest for a few minutes. Then slice it against the grain and layer it on a plate.
- Spoon the mango salsa over the top and you are ready to EAT!
- Serve it with rice, cauliflower rice, a big salad, or any other vegetable you like.
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