Monday, January 24, 2011

Sesame Seared Tuna

One of our favorite special occasion dinners is this Sesame Seared Tuna.  It seriously competes with anything that you might order at a fine dining restaurant but for a fraction of the cost.

1/4 c Bragg's Liquid Amino's
1 T mirin or white wine
1 T honey or coconut nectar
2 T sesame oil
1 T rice wine vinegar or rice vinegar with an additional 1 tsp sugar
4 tuna steaks approx 6 oz a piece
1/2 c sesame seeds
gf wasabi paste
1 T olive oil

Combine soy sauce, mirin, hone and sesame oil.  Divide into two equal parts.  Stir in rice wine vinegar into one to make the dipping sauce.  Set aside for serving.

Pat the tuna steaks dry with a paper towel.  Spread sesame seed on a plate.  Coat the tuna steaks with the other soy sauce mixture.  Press each steak into the seeds and set aside.

In preheated cast iron skillet, heat the olive oil over high heat until almost smoking.  Turn heat down.  Immediately place tuna in skillet and sear for 30 seconds per side.

Slice thinly.  Serve with dipping sauce and wasabi paste.

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