Grilled Tuna Tacos

Grilled Tuna Tacos – 8 servings

                        1-1/2   lb (1&1/2" thick) Tuna steaks

1                    tomato, diced

½         red onion, diced

1                    jalapeno, seeded and chopped

1                    lime, juiced

2                    tablespoons chopped cilantro

1/8       teaspoon salt

1/8       teaspoon ground black pepper

1                    tablespoon extra virgin olive oil

1                    14 oz can black beans, drained and rinsed

8          corn tortillas

1          avocado, diced

1.         Heat grill

2.         In a bowl, combine tomato, onion, jalapeno, lime and cilantro.  Season with salt and pepper.  Set aside

3.         Brush tuna with oil. Grill fish about 3 minutes on each side until each side is seared, but red and cool in center.  If using a two-sided tabletop grill cook only 3 minutes total.    Remove from grill and set aside.

4.         Heat beans in a saucepan over medium heat.

5.         Meanwhile, wrap tortillas in a paper towel and microwave for 30 seconds, or place on grill 15 seconds per side.

6.         Cut tuna into 1" chunks.

7.         In a bowl, combine tuna with tomato mixture and avocado sprinkled with any remaining lime juice.  Layer each warm tortilla with ¼ cup black beans and a portion of tuna salad.

Noon Cooking - May 5, 2010