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Ahi Tuna Pan-Seared
Sesame-Crusted

 



Ingredients:

4 Ahi Tuna Steaks (6 ounces each) 
1/4 cup black sesame seeds
1/4 cup white sesame seeds
1 tsp salt
freshly ground pepper
2 tbsps vegetable oil
2 avocados (sliced thin)
Salad greens
Wasabi Mayonnaise
Anago sauce

Cooking Directions:

Wasabi Mayonnaise
2 tbsps water
1/2 cup mayonnaise

(Mix the wasabi powder with the water until it forms a paste.  Mix with the mayonnaise )

Anago Sauce
6 tbsps soy sauce
4 tbsps mirin
2 tbsps brown sugar

(Combine ingredients in a small saucepan and bring to a boil.  Let boil for a minute and reduce to simmer until slightly thickened.  Let cool)

Combine the sesame seeds, salt, and pepper in a bowl.  Completely coat the tuna steaks in the mixture, pressing seeds and seasonings into the flesh.  Heat the oil in a large, shallow frying pan over high heat.  When the oil is hot (chuck a sesame seed in and it should sizzle.  Set one or tow steaks into the pan.  Sear for less than a minute on the flat sides and while gently holding the steaks with tongs, sear for 20 seconds on the short sides.  Remove to cutting board and slice the steaks into 1/2-inch thick pieces at an angle or leave whole if you prefer.  Set avocado slices on a bed of salad greens and then place tuna steak(s) on top.  Drizzle with wasabi mayonnaise and anago sauce over the fish and serve.