Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Deadline Recipes: Tuna Steak with Spicy Mango Salsa

Michelle Styles gives her take on a quick and easy recipe.

Tuna Steak with Spicy Mango Salsa.

To make the salsa:
2 large reasonably ripe mangos -- peeled and chopped.
Juice of 2 limes,
 juice of an orange
1 thin red chile (fresh) and chopped -- I tend to use a jalapeno but it depends on what is fresh.
1 green chile (fresh) and chopped -- I tend to use a Anahiem but it depends on how much you like the heat.
2 red onions finely diced
1 small bunch cilantro (coriander) chopped fine
2 tablespoons mint finely chopped.

Stir above ingredients together and allow to chill. Season to taste.

4 fresh tuna steaks about 500 gms in total weight.
Heat ironcast grill pan until red hot, brush with olive oil. Place steaks on, sear, flip and sear again so you get a crosshatch pattern. Good tuna can be served very pink but if you like it well done, leave on the grill for longer.
Place tuna on plate, serve with salsa over the top and a green salad.

Serves four.

Total time: about 20 minutes
This recipe has saved me when I forgot about out of town guests arriving who expected something good on the table and I was on a deadline!
Michelle Styles writes historical romances for Harlequin Historical. Her latest release is The Perfect Concubine for Harlequin Historical Undone. In March Breaking the Governess's Rules will be released in the UK. See www.michellestyles.co.uk for more information on her books.


  1. Hi Michelle,
    This sounds like a win, win recipe! (Love tuna, love mangoes) And it's easy. Will try it out ASAP.

  2. I love mango salsa. Our recipe varies from yours a bit as we add diced cantaloupe and or green apple to the mix as well. The lime juice really tempers the heat. We have ours on fish or chicken or just on taco chips. It's lovely to have a bit on hand. I'm not fond of cilantro so we use parsley.