I made “Fish & Chips” last night and it was delicious. This is the perfect light meal for summer (especially with this extreme heat and humidity here in the Midwest). The recipe below serves 2-4 people for dinner. My husband and I had this for dinner and we had enough left over for lunch the next day. This would also make a great “crowd pleasing” appetizer.
Mango Avocado Salsa
- 2 mangos, peeled and diced (I prefer the Champagne Mangos – go figure, right?)
- 2 ripe avocados, diced
- 1 bunch of cilantro, chopped
- Red onion, small dice (use up to half of the red onion)
- Jalapeno, minced (use as much as you’d like depending on your heat preference)
- 1-2 cloves of garlic
- Juice of ½ lime
- 3-4 Tbsp. orange juice
Combine the above ingredients in a bowl.
IMPORTANT REMINDER: For my recipes, I tend to just wing it and go by taste. I strongly encourage you to do the same. Consider recipes as ONLY A GUIDE. Play! You love garlic? Add more garlic. Not a cilantro fan? Leave it out. Have an extra cucumber in the fridge? Add it. You catch my drift…….
Seared Ahi Tuna
- Use Sushi grade tuna (I used a little over a pound for this recipe). Because it is served rare, make sure to buy it from a reputable fish market and eat it the day you buy it.
- Cut the piece of fish into long rectangles (do the best you can given the shape of the fish).
- Season the tuna on all sides with S+P (salt and pepper) and cayenne.
- Heat a pan on high for 2 minutes, add olive oil and heat for another minute. Add the fish and sear for 40 seconds on each four sides.
- Set on a cutting board and let rest for 5 minutes before slicing.
Serve on a Blue Corn Chip. (Use can use other tortilla chips if you have a favorite. I’ve tried various options and like the taste of blue chip the best – and it’s pretty!)
Optional: Garnish each one with some toasted sesame seeds. My husband also used a little wasabi on his.
I kind of set it up as a “build your own” as you go. If you make them too far in advance the chips can get soggy.
What is that delicious looking cocktail you ask? Well, it is a “mock-tail” I made up since I had to work. I basically muddled raspberries in the bottom of a glass, added ice, Crystal Light Raspberry Lemonade (3/4), Diet 7-Up (1/4), and a lemon twist. It was really refreshing (and low calorie). It would probably be even better with some vodka or sparkling wine instead of 7-Up.