African Adobo-Rubbed Tuna Steaks

Ingredients

  • 2 ripe avocados, pitted, peeled, and cut into 1/2-inch cubes
  • 3 scallions, white and green parts, thinly sliced on the bias
  • 2 jarred piquillo peppers, diced (or substitute 2 jarred roasted red peppers)
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/3 cup fresh orange juice
  • 1/4 cup fresh lime juice
  • 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste

  • For the adobo:
    • 1 1/2 teaspoons toasted and ground coriander seeds
    • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
    • 1 1/2 teaspoons crushed red pepper flakes
    • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground turmeric
    • 1 1/2 tablespoons dry mustard
    • 1 1/2 teaspoons grated nutmeg
    • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground allspice
    • 1 1/2 teaspoons cayenne pepper
    • 1 1/2 teaspoons freshly ground black pepper
    • 1 1/2 tablespoons kosher salt
    • 1 tablespoon paprika
    • 1 1/2 tablespoons dried orange peel
    • 1 tablespoon sugar
    • Four 6-ounce tuna steaks
    • 1/4 cup peanut or canola oil

    For the cucumbers:
    • 2 1/2 tablespoons sugar, or to taste
    • 1/2 cup Champagne vinegar
    • 1 European cucumber, peeled, halved lengthwise, seeded, and very thinly sliced

    Description

    Adobo Means Spice Rub Or Marinade, And This Particular Recipe Was Introduced By African Slaves And Brought To Bahía In Brazil In The 17th...

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