Sesame Crusted Seared Tuna
I really don’t care for tuna. Mainly because my exposure to it has been limited to the stuff in a can which is just…blah. But I’ve gotten into lots of different kind of fish this year and when I saw yellow fin tuna steaks on sale at the grocery, I picked them up. Of course I’ve never made tuna steaks before, so I had no idea what to do with it. A quick search of Food Blog Search turned up this recipe from Eclectic Recipes. I tweaked the amounts a bit as I was cooking a single tuna steak, but the end results were marvelous.
- 1 tuna steak
- 1 tablespoon tamari
- 1 tablespoon honey
- 1 teaspoon sesame oil
- 1/4 tsp ground ginger
- white sesame seeds
- 1 tsp canola oil
- Mix together the tamari, honey, sesame oil, and ground ginger.
- Place in a ziplock bag with the tuna steak and squish around. Allow to marinate for 30-60 minutes.
- When you’re ready to cook, pull the tuna steak out and dip in the sesame seeds. Press to adhere.
- Heat your skillet over medium high without the oil.
- Add the oil and allow to heat for about 20 seconds, then add the tuna.
- Cook for approximately 1 minute.
- Flip and cook on the other side for 1 minute.
- Remove from heat and allow to rest for 5 minutes (this is important).
- Slice on the bias with a good sharp knife.
- Serve on a bed of fresh spinach.