Grilled Tuna with Salsa and Seafood Salad

For a special outdoor celebration, take a little time out to rustle-up a feast of flavour with Chef Johnny Vinczencz's top-notch salad
Grilled Tuna with Salsa and Seafood Salad
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  • Serves: 4
  • Cook Time: 1 hour 10 minutes
  • Prep Time: 1 hour 20 minutes
  • Effort: easy

Ingredients

For the spice rub

  • 2 tbsp red chillies, chopped
  • 2 tbsp ancho chillies
  • 2 tsp black peppercorns, crushed
  • 2 tsp sugar
  • 1 tsp dry mustard powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 4 x 200 g tuna
  • 4 raw jumbo prawns, peeled

For the mango barbecue sauce

  • 50 g smokedlardons of bacon
  • 1/2 small onion, chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 4 mango, peeled and diced
  • 30 g chipotle chillies
  • 45 ml molasses
  • 2 tbsp wholegrain mustard
  • 1 small bunches coriander, chopped
  • 1 tbsp red chillies, chopped
  • 1 tbsp freshly ground black peppercorns
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp ground coriander
  • 225 ml orange juice
  • 30 g brown sugar
  • 75 ml mirin, (Japanese rice vinegar)

For the star fruit salsa

  • 1 star-fruit, sliced
  • 1/2 red onions
  • 1 small bunches coriander
  • 1 tbsp lime juice
  • 1/2 red pepper, chopped
  • 2 tbsp mirin, (Japanese rice vinegar)
  • 1 pinches red chillies
  • 2 tbsp olive oil

For the crab and prawn potato salad

  • 50 g crab meat
  • 50 g cooked prawns
  • 1 large cooked potatoes, diced
  • 1/2 red pepper, diced
  • 1/2 green pepper, diced
  • 1/2 red onions, diced
  • 2 sticks celery, diced
  • 1 small bunches spring onions, diced
  • 50 ml fish stock
  • 4-5 tbsp mayonnaise
  • 1 small bunches coriander, chopped
  • 5 basil
  • black pepper, to taste

Method

1. Mix all the ingredients for the spice rub together and rub into the tuna and prawns. Leave in a cool place until ready to cook.

2. Place all the ingredients for the barbecue sauce together in a large saucepan and bring to the boil. Reduce the heat and cook for 1 hour.

3. Leave the mixture to cool slightly and transfer to an electric liquidiser. Process until smooth.

4. Combine all the ingredients for the star fruit salsa together in a large bowl and chill until ready to serve.

5. Combine all the ingredients for the crab, prawn and potato salad together in a large bowl and refrigerate until ready to serve.

6. Blanch the potatoes in salted boiling water until soft, a bit more than a normal potato salad so they will blend well with the seafood. Strain and cool to room temperature. Add all remaining ingredients, season to taste.

7. Preheat a grill, or barbecue and cook the prawns for 3-4 minutes, until cooked.

8. Grill or barbecue the tuna for 1 minute on each side.

9. Serve the fish straight from the grill, with the barbecue sauce, star fruit salsa and potato salad.

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