Recipe courtesy of Taco Justice League

Slap to the Kisser (Ahi Tuna Tacos)

  • Level: Intermediate
  • Total: 1 hr 45 min
  • Active: 1 hr 45 min
  • Yield: 6 servings
Share This Recipe

Ingredients

Dress-zing:

1/4 cup lime juice

3 tablespoons fresh ginger, minced 

2 tablespoons honey 

1 handful fresh cilantro

Salt and pepper

3/4 cup sunflower oil 

Kisser-Slaw:

1 cup cucumbers, julienned (cut into matchsticks)

1/4 cup carrots, julienned (cut into matchsticks)

1/8 cup thinly sliced white onions

2 tablespoons fresh cilantro, chopped 

Oh-Snap Sauce:

3/4 cup mayo

1/4 cup snap peas 

1 tablespoon diced white onion

1 teaspoon garlic, minced 

Salt and pepper

Tuna:

1 1/2 pounds Ahi Tuna

Salt and pepper

1 tablespoon sunflower oil 

Tacos:

Sunflower oil, for coating the pan

6 flour tortillas 

6 pickled Thai chiles, chopped 

2 limes, cut into wedges 

Directions

  1. For the dress-zing: Combine the lime juice, ginger, honey, cilantro and salt and pepper to taste in a blender on high speed and slowly add the oil until completely emulsified. Taste and adjust the seasoning.
  2. For the kisser-slaw: Combine the cucumbers, carrots, onions and cilantro in a bowl. Toss with just enough dress-zing until the slaw is evenly coated.
  3. For the oh-snap sauce: Combine the mayo, snap peas, onions, garlic and salt and pepper to taste in a blender on high speed until pureed. Taste and adjust the seasoning.
  4. For the tuna: Cut the tuna into 2-inch squares or long triangular pieces. Sprinkle the fish with salt and pepper. Heat a pan with the oil over high heat. Once the oil just begins to smoke, add the fish and sear it on all sides to desired doneness (do not crowd; you may have to do this in batches). Slice the cooked tuna into 1/4-inch strips.
  5. For the tacos: Heat enough oil to coat the pan over medium heat. Cook the tortillas in the pan until crisp.
  6. Distribute the fish evenly among the tortillas. Sprinkle one chopped pickled Thai chili over each. Drizzle 1 teaspoon Oh-Snap Sauce and 1 teaspoon Dress-zing over each taco. Finish with a small handful of Kisser-Slaw and a squeeze of lime. Enjoy!

Fudge Factor

Chocolate Desserts

Indulge in our decadent chocolate desserts, from cookies and cakes to puddings, souffles and truffles.

Over-the-Top-Delicious Treats to Satisfy Your Food Obsession

Are you infatuated with ice cream? Do you lust over lobster? Swoon at the sight of chocolate? Here's the best recipe for each food …

Review: Anthony Bourdain and Eric Ripert's Chocolate Bar Nov 16, 2012

Anthony Bourdain and Eric Ripert have teamed up with master chocolatier Christopher Curtin to create the "Good & Evil" chocolate b …

Easy Gift Idea: Chocolate-Covered Toffee Feb 7, 2013

Looking for an easy gift idea? Cooking Channel's recipe for Chocolate-Covered Toffee is just the ticket. A touch of coffee in the …

How-To: Chocolate Cream Puffs

Make this classic and elegant French dessert using our step-by-step guide.

The Craziest Chocolate Creations for American Chocolate Week Mar 17, 2013

It’s officially American Chocolate Week. Check out photos of mind-blowing chocolate creations.

How to Make Truffles

Learn how to make a chocolate lover's favorite treat: the classic truffle made from smooth chocolate ganache.