All posts tagged: tuna

Minty Tuna Persimmon Salad

This is a follow-up post to my Pink Peppercorn Crusted Tuna with Lemony Mixed Greens and Avocado Aioli. It’s a great way to use up that extra aioli and the tuna that was leftover after cutting nice, neat, presentable strips! This is perfect for a light lunch. In case you want to make this first—not with leftovers—I’ve written full instructions for every step. As with the previous salad, I’ve separated the garlic and oil instead of using prepared aioli as an ingredient. The aioli dressing for this salad is more like a vinaigrette. Ingredients Tip: Double the amount of tuna and use the leftovers for Pink Peppercorn Crusted Tuna with Lemony Mixed Greens and Avocado Aioli. Directions Combine all dressing ingredients in a small bowl and whisk, or in a small jar and shake. Coarsely crush peppercorns with a mortar and pestle and press them into all sides of the tuna. Add a bit of freshly ground salt too, if desired. Heat a heavy iron skillet on med-high heat until very hot. Add the oil …

Pink Peppercorn Crusted Tuna with Lemony Mixed Greens and Avocado Aioli

Usually I try to plan my cooking projects ahead of time; in fact, I’m often planning several—way too many, actually—projects at the same time. Sometimes the elements collide fortuitously, however, and an idea is formulated and brought to fruition in just a few hours. I turned into the fish market on a whim, peeked into the little fridge that contains the discounts of the day, and spotted huge fresh tuna steaks. Immediately a delicious salad I had a few weeks ago came to mind: medium rare tuna, crisp salad, and avocado aioli. I snatched up the tuna and headed home. Aioli. Thick. Heavy. Artery-hardening. Generally, whether good or bad, these are the adjectives that usually come to mind when I try aioli. But when it’s good, it also addictive. Until I did a bit a research, I was under the impression that mayonnaise was intended to be the main component in aioli. And raw egg yolks. While egg yolks do show up in traditional aioli from Provence, traditional Catalan aioli, or allioli, has only salt, …