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Ahi tuna tacos with slaw and mango on black plate
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5 from 2 votes

Ahi Tuna Tacos

Sesame-crusted ahi tuna tacos with garlic-ginger slaw, mango, and wasabi sauce.
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: ahi tuna, mexican recipe, tacos
Servings: 10 tacos

Ingredients

Sesame-Crusted Ahi Tuna

  • 1 lb ahi tuna steak
  • 1 tbsp white sesame seeds
  • 1 tbsp black sesame seeds use all white if you don't have black
  • salt & pepper
  • oil of choice

Creamy Garlic-Ginger Slaw

  • 2 cups slaw mix shredded green and red cabbage and carrots
  • 1 tbsp garlic ginger paste or fresh minced garlic and ginger
  • 1 tsp rice vinegar
  • 1/4 cup mayo
  • salt & pepper to taste

Tacos

  • 10 taco size (8 inch) flour tortillas
  • ahi tuna
  • garlic-ginger slaw *see recipe notes below
  • fresh chopped mango
  • wasabi sauce **see recipe notes below
  • sesame seeds

Instructions

Sesame-Crusted Ahi Tuna

  • Pat dry tuna steak and season with salt and pepper.
  • Place a pan over medium heat and add drizzle of oil.
  • Mix black and white sesame seeds and sprinkle half of mix on one side of steak. Press the seeds onto the steak so they stick. Do the same with the other side.
  • Once pan and oil are hot place the steak on pan and sear for 2-3 minutes. You want to just barely see the bottom of the steak cooked. If you prefer your tuna more cooked, leave on for additional 1-2 minutes. Flip steak over and sear another 2-3 minutes.
  • Remove steak from pan and thinly slice into strips.

Creamy Garlic-Ginger Slaw

  • Combine all ingredients in a large bowl and mix.
  • Add salt and pepper to taste.

Tacos

  • Heat tortilla by preferred method.
    You can use a skillet or pan that has been over medium-high heat and when skillet is very hot, add tortilla to heat through for 30 seconds-1 minute depending on the heat level of your stove. Flip halfway through.
  • Assemble tacos by adding tuna strips to tortillas and topping with slaw, mango, and wasabi sauce. Sprinkle with sesame seeds and enjoy!

Notes

*You can make a non-creamy slaw by omitting the mayo and increasing rice vinegar to 2 tbsp, keeping the rest of the ingredients the same. 
**For wasabi sauce you can by already prepared wasabi sauce and thin out with water. You can also make your own by combining wasabi paste with some mayo and a little water to thin out. Remember wasabi is pretty spicy so make sure you start by adding a small amount to your tacos.