Monday, March 12, 2012

Fresh Tuna Tacos with Avocado Crema

After a few weeks of pure gluttony, I decided that my husband and I needed a light and healthy lunch. So I made some fresh tuna "tacos!" It was a refreshing meal and you can always use flour or corn tortillas in place of the baby romaine leaves. Hope you enjoy!

Fresh Tuna Tacos (Serves 2 (8oz)-4(16z))
Time: 45min-1hr 

- 8-16oz Sashimi Grade Tuna (This can often be found in your local grocery store)
- 2 Ripe Avocados
- 1/4c Sour Cream
- 2 Limes
- 1 Lemon
- 1/4tsp Garlic Powder
- 1/4-1/2c Red Onion, Chopped to your liking
- 1 Jalapeno, Seeded and Minced
- 1tbsp Olive Oil
- 1/2c Cilantro, Finely chopped
- 1/8tsp Chipotle/Chili Powder or Cumin (Optional)
- 1/2c Mango, Chopped (Optional) 
- Salt and Pepper to taste
- Baby Romain Leaves or Tortillas 
  1. Cut your sashimi into cubes and place in a large bowl. Add the olive oil, garlic, juice of 1 lime, 1/2-1 lemon and toss the mixture to assure that fish is being well marinated.
  2. Chop your onions, 1 avocado, jalapeno and cilantro and add it to your fish mixture. 
  3. Finally add salt and pepper to your liking and set aside the mixture in the refrigerator for about 15mins, your fish will begin to "cook" in the citrus mixture.  
  4. For the avocado crema, place 1 avocado, juice from 1/2-1 lime, and a pinch of salt into a food processor or magic bullet and puree. 
  5. Put some of the fish mixture onto your "taco" shell and dollop some crema on top and enjoy!
* If you don't like raw fish, you can always cook or sear the tuna with the citrus marinade and then toss with the fresh vegetables. 

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