Rarin' to go: Sesame-encrusted Ahi tuna steaks

I must be on a seafood kick because here's another fish dish! Actually, the Ahi tuna was on sale this past weekend at the local grocery and I couldn't resist.

I love my tuna steaks pretty rare, and so far this is my favorite way to prepare them:
Pan-seared Ahi tuna with a side of seaweed salad
 I start with 2 tuna steaks (about 1 lb. together).
So pink and pretty!
They get seasoned fairly simply: Soy sauce, lemon juice, pepper, garlic powder. Then I let them marinate for a few minutes. The steaks get a roll in some sesame seeds, then go into a hot skillet. I use sesame oil in the bottom of the pan, and cook on high heat.
To keep the middle quite pink, I sear the steaks for about 2 minutes on each side.
Be sure to turn the steaks on their sides so you get that crust all the way around!
I like to serve with some rice and a seaweed salad, which you can buy for a couple bucks in the sushi section of the store. Keep some soy sauce and wasabi, if you like it, on the side to dunk your bites!


Anonymous said…
I've been doing Ahi Tuna now for years in various ways but we just tried this recipe and found it very good, will do it again for sure. Thanks Vanessa!