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Birthday wishes and Ahi Tacos

I want to wish a very happy birthday to two of my sweetest friends.

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Happy Birthday, Tram!

linda and amy

Happy Birthday, Amy!

Love you both! xoxo

Ahi Tuna Tacos with Pickled Slaw and Wasabi Cream & Chipotle Mayo

seared ahi tacos

Pickled Slaw

  • 2 large shallots, peeled and thinly sliced
  • 3 sweet mini peppers, stemmed and thinly sliced
  • 1 jalapeño pepper, seeded and diced
  • 2 cups shredded or chopped cabbage
  • 1 carrot, peeled and shredded
  • 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil

Wasabi Cream

  • 1/2 cup plain low or non-fat yogurt
  • Wasabi paste to taste
  • Zest and juice from 1/2 lime

Chipotle Mayo

  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon minced chipotle

Seared Tuna

  • 2 pounds fresh Ahi tuna
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 3 tablespoons sesame seeds, white and/or black
  • 2 tablespoons sesame oil
  • 12 corn tortillas
  • Lime wedges

sweet mini

Pickled Slaw: Place the shallots, sweet peppers, and jalapeño in a medium bowl.

slaw

Add the cabbage and carrots and toss. Stir in the vinegar, lime juice, and olive oil and let stand for 1 hour to pickle.

wasabi

Wasabi Cream: Combine the yogurt, wasabi paste, lime juice, and lime zest in a small bowl, cover, and refrigerate.

Chipotle Mayo: Whisk together the mayonnaise and chipotle in a small bowl, cover, and refrigerate.

Tortillas: Wrap the corn tortillas in foil and place them in a low oven (200 degrees) to heat through.

crusted ahi

Tuna: Season the tuna with salt and pepper. Place the sesame seeds on a small flat plate and press the tuna onto the seeds on both sides to adhere.

seared ahi

Heat a large skillet and add the sesame oil. Sear the tuna on both sides over high heat until nicely browned.

slice ahi

Remove from heat and let rest for 5 minutes before thinly slicing.

chop ahi

Stack the slices and cut cross-ways into smaller pieces.

chipotle and ahi

Place a small spoonful of chipotle mayo in the center of each warmed tortilla, top with tuna, then with pickled slaw, and finish with a spoonful of the wasabi cream.

ahi tacos

Serve with lime wedges.

Makes 12


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6 comments

1 Marissa { 03.21.16 at 7:03 AM }

YUM!

2 Lori Vento { 03.21.16 at 7:07 AM }

Happy birthday Amy and Tram!. This looks really delicious. Do you have a place you like to buy your Ahi from?

3 Linda { 03.21.16 at 9:13 AM }

Hi Lori, I buy the tuna at Costco, of course!

4 Sheila { 03.21.16 at 10:31 AM }

Drooling

5 Tram Mai { 03.21.16 at 4:40 PM }

Thank you so much Linda!!! Love YOU and those tacos!!!! ?

6 Amy Kilpatrick { 03.23.16 at 12:32 PM }

Thank you my dear Linda! Love you and Tram, my birthday buddy too! Next year we will have to celebrate together : ) XO

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