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Sesame Seared Tuna

Mon, Sep 30, 2013 at 12:00AM

One of our favorite dishes to order when out to dinner with friends and family is the seared tuna! We recently discovered a great recipe for Sesame Seared Tuna and couldn’t wait to share it with you. We promise it will be a big hit at your next get together!

A few quick preparation tips:

  1. Only use the freshest tuna from your local market

  2. For a sweeter taste, use more honey and less sesame oil

  3. Thoroughly coat the pan with oil so that the tuna does not stick

  4. We recommend serving it with jasmine rice, and a great glass of white wine

 

Ingredients:

1/4 cup soy sauce

1 tablespoon mirin (Japanese sweet wine)

1 tablespoon honey

2 tablespoons sesame oil

1 tablespoon rice wine vinegar

4 (6 ounce) tuna steaks

1/2 cup sesame seeds

wasabi paste

1 tablespoon olive oil

Directions:

  1. In a small bowl, stir together the soy sauce, mirin, honey and sesame oil. Divide into two equal parts. Stir the rice vinegar into one part and set aside as a dipping sauce.

  2. Spread the sesame seeds out on a plate. Coat the tuna steaks with the remaining soy sauce mixture, then press into the sesame seeds to coat.

  3. Heat olive oil in a cast iron skillet over high heat until very hot. Place steaks in the pan, and sear for about 30 seconds on each side. Serve with the dipping sauce and wasabi paste.

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