Recipe courtesy of Daniel's Head Village Resort

Spicy Mango Molasses Glazed Tuna Garnished with Citrus Braised Wild Fennel

  • Level: Intermediate
  • Total: 1 hr
  • Prep: 20 min
  • Cook: 40 min
  • Yield: 8 servings
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Ingredients

4 ounces julienned wild fennel,

1 cup orange juice, plus 1 cup

Salt

4 ounces mango, finely chopped

2 tablespoons sugar

2 tablespoons lime juice

1/2 teaspoon cinnamon

1/2 teaspoon nutmeg

1 teaspoon hot red pepper sauce

8 ounces tuna

Salt and pepper

Oil

8 (1/4-inch) slices baguette bread

Directions

  1. Submerge fennel in small pot with 1 cup orange juice. Season with salt. Cover pot and cook over medium high flame until tender, about 5 to 10 minutes.
  2. In a small kettle mix chopped mango, sugar, remaining 1 cup orange juice, lime juice, cinnamon, nutmeg, salt and hot red pepper sauce. Heat rapidly, and then reduce to a simmer. Cook for about 20 to 30 minutes.
  3. Season tuna, to taste, with salt and pepper. Add oil to skillet and preheat over medium flame. Sear both sides of tuna. Cook until tuna is about medium done. Remove from heat and slice into 8 slices.
  4. Grill or toast baguette bread. Spread 1 side of each slice with spicy mango molasses.
  5. Arrange seared tuna and braised wild fennel on top of the bread.
  6. Glaze the top of the sandwich with mango molasses.
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