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Ahi Tuna Medallions with Raisin Medley
Courtesy of California Raisin Marketing Board
Servings: 6
Prep Time: 15 Min.
Cook Time: 5 Min.
Chill Time: 20 Min.
What you need:
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Raisin Medley
3/4 c. California golden raisins
3/4 c. California natural raisins
3/4 c. vodka or white grape juice
1 whole mango, small dice
1/2 whole pineapple, small dice
1 Granny Smith apple, small dice
1/2 Tbsp. minced fresh gingerroot
salt and pepper; to taste
1/2 c. sliced almonds, toasted

1-1/2 lb. fresh ahi tuna
1 Tbsp. whole pink Szechuan peppercorns
1 Tbsp. whole green Szechuan peppercorns
sprigs of watercress; for garnish
What to do:
1. Soak raisins in vodka until plumped. Combine mango, pineapple, apple and fresh gingerroot in small bowl; mix well and season with salt and pepper. Chill.
2. Divide and trim tuna to make 2 rectangular strips. Heat small sauté pan until smoking and toast peppercorns lightly; grind and spread evenly on small cookie sheet.
3. Dredge tuna pieces in pepper to coat on all sides. Return tuna to hot smoking sauté pan and sear, about 30 sec. on each side. Let stand in refrigerator till ready to serve.
4. Cut each tuna piece, crosswise, into 9 equal slices. Arrange 3 slices on each of 6 individual serving plates. Drain raisins and stir into fruit mixture along with almonds. Divide and spoon onto plates; garnish with watercress.

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Nutritional information:
Calories: 410;   Total Fat: 6g;   Saturated Fat: 1g;   Cholesterol: 50mg;   Total Carbs: 46g;   Fiber: 5g;   Sugar: 28g;   Protein: 30g;   Sodium: 50mg;  
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