Cooking Demo: Seared Tuna and Avocado Salad with Wasabi Vinaigrette

19 Apr

My dream job, along with every other food loving American, is to host my own cooking show. So, when the dining services department at my college asked me to host a cooking demo, I couldn’t say no.

My first video recipe is for Seared Tuna and Avocado Salad and it’s absolutely delicious. Check out my attempt at food television fame and let me know what you think!

If you want a hard copy of the recipe, follow the simple steps below.

Seared Tuna and Avocado Salad with Wasabi Vinaigrette

Salad Ingredients: (Serves 4)

  • 2 packages of mixed green lettuce
  • 1 red onion (chopped)
  • 2 scallions (chopped)
  • 2 avocados (Sliced)
  • 4 tuna steaks
  • 2 tablespoons of olive oil
  • salt and pepper

Dressing Ingredients: (Serves 4)

  • 4 tablespoons of olive oil
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons of wasabi powder
  • 10 shakes of hot sauce
  • 2 limes (juiced)

Step 1: Heat olive oil in a large skillet on medium-high heat. Season tuna steaks with salt and pepper and place them in the hot skillet. Let the fish cook on one side for three minutes (until the outside is slightly brown) then flip it and cook the other side for an additional three minutes. Remove from heat when the outside is brown and the inside is pink.

Step 2: Make the dressing by mixing together olive oil, wasabi powder, hot sauce, and lime juice. Place the mixture in a small sauce pan and heat on low for three to five minutes.

Step 3: In a large bowl, add lettuce, onions, scallions and avocado. Slice the tuna steaks and add them to the top. Finally, drizzle the warm wasabi dressing over the salad.

Step 4: Serve and enjoy!

This recipe is sure to be a crowd-pleaser. The warm and tangy dressing mixed with the crisp vegetables makes for a perfect bite. The beautifully cooked tuna doesn’t hurt either.

I hope you all enjoyed my first cooking video. Keep your eyes peeled for more installments of Cooking with Megan!

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2 Responses to “Cooking Demo: Seared Tuna and Avocado Salad with Wasabi Vinaigrette”

  1. Brent ~ College Recipe Cafe ~ April 22, 2013 at 4:59 pm #

    Great video Megan! Salad looks great and I like how you shot the video…very cool!

    • meganrodkey April 22, 2013 at 11:17 pm #

      Wow, thanks Brent! The video was a little out of my comfort zone, but I had so much fun doing it. Thanks for the positive feedback!

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