Grilled Tuna and Star Fruit Salad

Grilled Tuna and Star Fruit Salad
Tuna is a wonderful all-round food. Nutritious, low in fat, and extremely versatile, it is even better when cooked fresh over a grill. The star-fruit is notable for its star-like cross section, a decorative touch in this salad, with an aroma with notes of Concord grapes and quince. This recipe is adapted from one by Karen Caplan.

1 ½ pounds fresh tuna or salmon fillet, about one inch thick, cut into four pieces
Mustard dressing (recipe follows)
2 star fruit, cut crosswise into ¼ inch thick slices
8 cups torn mixed greens
1 cucumber, peeled, halved lengthwise, and sliced very thin
3 green onions, sliced


Arrange the fillet on a lightly oiled grilling tray or broiler pan.

Place about ¼ cup of the Mustard Dressing in a small bowl.

Brush some dressing over the fish and grill it, uncovered, for about five minutes.

Turn the fish and arrange the star fruit alongside it on the grilling tray.

Brush the fish and the star fruit lightly with the Mustard Dressing.

Cook for about another three to six minutes longer, or until the fish flakes easily with a fork.

Combine the lettuce and cucumber in a large salad bowl. Add the remaining dressing and toss to coat.

Divide the salad evenly among four dinner plates.

Place one piece of tuna/salmon on each salad, then arrange the fruit slices around each salad plate. Sprinkle with green onions.


Mustard Dressing

½ cup mayonnaise
1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
1 ½ teaspoons Dijon mustard
1 ½ teaspoon chopped fresh dill
¼ teaspoon paprika

Combine the mayonnaise, lemon, mustard, dill, and paprika in a small bowl and mix well. Chill until ready to use. Yields about ½ cup.

Products suggested for this recipe:

Earthy Delights

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