You Can’t Tuna Fish

Posted on April 27, 2016. Filed under: Uncategorized |

Do you know that joke? It’s dumb and I love it.

Yesterday and today, Tommy Bs was closed to build out the kitchen. We had a server training meeting, but besides that, normally days that I work I had off. I had Octave Grille Yesterday with Shawn (if you haven’t had it, you should) and had my one burger of the year. (worth it) and wasn’t sure what I was going to do with today. Well, besides yoga and laundry, I ended up talking to my tattoo artist about my next piece (it’s going to be awesome) and couldn’t stop thinking about tuna tacos.

Most of the time when I grocery shop, I don’t buy any animal protein. It’s just too expensive. But, every once in a while, I spoil myself with some fish. Normally it’s salmon, but today I settled on tuna. I want Ahi, but they only had Yellow Tail, so I went with that. I originally wanted to make an Asian inspired cabbage slaw, but they didn’t have a small amount of cabbage, so I decided to use spinach instead.

This recipe is not only easy, it’s actually super good for you! Some fish has omega 3 fatty acid, which is great for brain function. Normally I get that from flax and chia seeds, but it’s good to get them from different sources.

I didn’t really measure out what I made for the marinade, so you can play with it a little bit to make it taste the way you want.

Seared Tuna Taco with Spinach Slaw

Here’s what to get from the store:

Tuna Steak
Rice Vinegar
Seasame Oil
Soy Sauce
Wasabi Paste
Lemon Juice
Garlic Chili Sauce
Sriracha Mayo

Seared Tuna Tacos with a Spinach Slaw


Rice Vinegar
Sesame Oil
Soy Sauce
Wasabi Paste
Garlic Chili Sauce
Lemon Juice


Hand full Spinach, diced
1 radish, cut into sticks
1 carrot, shaved
Small slice of shallot
Rice Vinegar
Sesame Oil
Salt and pepper

  1. In a bowl, mix together the marinade ingredients. Rice vinegar should be the largest amount, be careful not to put too much sesame oil or it will overpower the dish. Taste, then add the fish.
  2. While the fish is marinating, in a seperate bowl, mix the spinach, radish, carrot shallot with the vinegar oil,salt and pepper. Taste then set aside.
  3. Preheat a cast iron skillet and add olive oil. Place the tuna steak in the pan. Brown on both sides until the pink on the outside is gone (You can eat tuna medium rare, if you wish to not, you can cook it longer). Take the tuna out of the pan and let rest.
  4. Warm your tortillas either in a microwave or in a skillet. Put some sriracha mayo in the middle. Slice your tuna into sticks and place that on top. Top with your slaw, and add some of the marinade if you wish.

I went to Target today to buy some new pants for work. I grabbed two sizes, 2 and 4 thinking that maybe the 2 would be too small. It wasn’t. It’s still weird to me that I’m that small. I can see it, but sometimes I don’t really believe it. I’ve been working so hard and it’s really come to my attention that my work has paid off. If you’re struggling it’s ok, you can do it.

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