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Tuna Tostadas to Make at Home

I’ve been frequenting Monterey Bay Fish Grotto on Mt. Washington quite a bit recently, as it’s a delightful spot for seafood and cocktails. I’ve gotten to sample a variety of dishes from its menu and my favorite by far is the seared ahi tuna. I had never had tuna before when I tried this dish, and I can’t believe what I’ve been missing. This dish ignited my love for tuna and now I love it seared, poke-style, or as sashimi, and I wanted to see if I could create my own unique dish.

Monterey Bay’s ahi tuna is served with poke sauce, pickled cucumbers, and pickled ginger. I wanted to try some different flavors and my mom suggested creating a tuna tostada. She had recently sampled a seared ahi tuna tostada at Con Alma’s downtown location (sadly, they have since changed their menu). A tostada inspired me to incorporate some spicy elements into my ahi tuna dish and from there everything came together naturally.

I started by air frying corn tortillas until they were as crispy as