Sunday, March 15, 2009

Tuna with Corn Cucumber Mint Relish


As my husband noted, this recipe was very summery. Too bad, the weather had taken a cold turn and it was 40 degrees and rainy outside. Ahhh Virginia weather, I give up!


1-2 lbs tuna (4 tuna steaks)
1 cucumber chopped
½ red pepper chopped
½ c. corn
¼ onion chopped
1 tbs mint chopped
¼ c. rice wine vinegar
Salt and pepper
Pinch of red pepper

Mix together and set aside for an hour. The longer the better though.

For the tuna, I seasoned it with salt and pepper and rubbed it with a bit of cut garlic. I heated about 2 tbs of olive oil and got it nice and hot. Then I laid the steak on and let it cook for about a minute on each side. At that point turn the heat down to medium and continue to cook for about 2 minutes each side (give or take on thickness and how done you like them).

11 comments:

Joie de vivre said...

What a beautiful tuna steak! Hey, I know I've been on here since you've changed it, but I guess I just noticed, your new site design looks great! Did you do it yourself?

Mommy Gourmet said...

Actually I have been working on it for about a week so, it may not have been all that noticable since I did a little at a time. Thanks. I did do it, but it was painful as I had NO idea what I was really doing, but it finally worked out!

Katherine Aucoin said...

This looks amazing; all of the flavors are so fresh and vibrant!

doggybloggy said...

nice tuna....

I am interested in morels - driving to VA is not a bad idea..

zerrin said...

Sounds amazing with those fresh ingredients! I think I couldn't understand if you use corn, pepper and cucumber raw or cooked?

Donna-FFW said...

GORGEOUS tuna steak!! I love all the flavors in the relish. It looks so very pretty! MMM.

Chef E said...

I am not sure why but I lost you on my blog feed, I wish blogger would get it together...

I never thought I would say this about tuna, but I like what you did with it. My mom burned us out on it as a kid, but tuna melts rock, so now I must try this, and I love corn and cucumbers...even put them in salsa sometimes...

I guess I might have to change my site...black is so dreary right?

Mommy Gourmet said...

I lost all my feeds a week ago, but now they are back?? I give up totally trying to figure blogger out.

Do not change your site! I love the black!

Talita said...

Yummm... sounds great! I love tuna!

5 Star Foodie said...

The relish sounds wonderfully refreshing with the tuna!

girlichef said...

yum...looks awesome with this relish...we can dream of summer,right!?