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Yellowfin Tuna with Spicy Mango Salsa

Course Fish, Main Course
Cuisine The World
Keyword ahi tuna, chili sauce, coriander, coriander seeds, fennel seeds, grilled yellowfin tuna, how to prepare yellowfin tuna, jalapeno, mango, red onion, salsa, spicy ahi tuna, spicy mango, spicy salsa, spicy yellowfin tuna, Sriracha hot chili sauce, tuna, yellowfin tuna, yellowfin tuna recipe
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 4 minutes
Total Time: 24 minutes
Servings: 4 people
Calories 300 kcal


  • 4 yellowfin tuna 4 fillets of yellowfin tuna
  • 1 tablespoon fennel seeds 1 tablespoon of fennel seeds
  • 1 tablespoon coriander seeds 1 tablespoon of coriander seeds
  • 1 tablespoon whole mixed peppercorns 1 tablespoon whole mixed peppercorns
  • 1 tablespoon sea salt 1 tablespoon sea salt
  • black pepper ground black pepper


  • 3 mangoes 3 large ripe mangos, peeled and cut into ¼ inch dice
  • 1 medium red onion 1 medium red onion, peeled and cut into small dice
  • 1 jalapeno 1 jalapeno, stemmed, seeds removed, and minced
  • 1 ½ teaspoon ginger 1 ½ teaspoon minced ginger
  • 1 tablespoon Sriracha hot chili sauce 1 tablespoon Sriracha hot chili sauce, or sambal, or hot pepper sauce
  • ¼ cup lemon juice ¼ cup lemon juice
  • salt and pepper salt and pepper to taste



  1. In a large ceramic bowl combine the mangoes, onions, jalapeno, ginger, Sriracha, and lemon juice, and blend well. Season with salt and pepper. Use or refrigerate.


  1. In a mortar, crush together the fennel seeds, coriander seeds, mixed peppercorn, sea salt, and regular pepper until all seeds are crushed.

    Place the rub on a plate, add the yellowfin tuna and coat them well on both sides.

  2. Meanwhile, heat to high heat a non-stick skillet. Once the skillet is hot, rub some olive oil over the yellowfin tuna and place the oiled side into the pan. Sear on high for 1 ½ to 2 minutes per side.

  3. Remove from the skillet when done: they should be pink in the middle, sprinkle more olive oil over it, and gently squeeze lemon over each tuna.

  4. Spread some of the spicy mango salsa in the middle of the plate and place the yellowfin tuna over it.

Nutrition Facts
Yellowfin Tuna with Spicy Mango Salsa
Amount Per Serving
Calories 300 Calories from Fat 18
% Daily Value*
Fat 2g3%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Trans Fat 1g
Cholesterol 66mg22%
Sodium 166mg7%
Potassium 1104mg32%
Carbohydrates 28g9%
Fiber 4g17%
Sugar 23g26%
Protein 43g86%
Vitamin A 1795IU36%
Vitamin C 67mg81%
Calcium 46mg5%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.