Mango Tuna Bites

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Makes 4 appetizer servings

  • 1 small champagne mango
  • aleppo pepper
  • kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon cilantro
  • 1 habanero pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon lime zest
  • 1/4 teaspoon ginger, grated
  • 3 tablespoons sweet onion, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 3/4 pound yellowfin or sushi grade tuna, cut into large bite sized chunks
  1. Preheat the broiler. Broil the habenero pepper for 6-10 minutes, depending on the size of the habanero and strength of broiler. Turn occasionally until all sides are charred. After broiling, wrap the pepper in foil for 10 minutes.
  2. Remove the habanero from the foil, remove the skin, stem and seeds, and chop into 1/8 teaspoon.
  3. Add the following to a food processor: mango, extra virgin olive oil, onion, ginger, lime zest, roasted habanero, cilantro and salt to taste.
  4. Sprinkle the tuna chunks with Aleppo pepper, salt and rub with olive oil.
  5. Heat a grill pan over medium high to high heat for 2 minutes. Add the tuna chunks and sear about 30 seconds per side, or until lightly seared.
  6. Serve the tuna bites with skewers and the mango sauce as a dipping side.

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over 1 year ago Rachel Nobrega

I can't wait to try this. Mango sounds like a perfect pair with yellowfin tuna...I can't believe I haven't thought of it! My favorite place to order sushi grade yellowfin tuna is at Chef's Fresh Fish - where you can order fresh seafood online - http://www.chefsfreshfish...


over 3 years ago aroberts

Thanks Jennie! That's a perfect description of them. They are perfect for entertaining in the warmer months.


over 3 years ago jenniebgood

This looks refreshingly light but so full of flavor!