Seared Sesame Tuna
Sesame Seared Tuna
Try this recipe for seared tuna that will be sure to impress. This refreshing, spicy, sweet and savory dish is perfect for the upcoming summer months! This recipe serves 2-3 as a main dish and 6-8 as an appetizer.
2 (6 ounce) tuna steaks
2 ripe avocados
4 garlic cloves
½ cup black sesame seeds
½ cup white sesame seeds
½ cup soy sauce
½ cup culantro (shado-beni) or cilantro chopped
2 tablespoons sesame oil
2 teaspoons trini pepper sauce (original or hot)
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon black pepper
½ teaspoon sugar
1 recipe mango or pineapple chow
Combine trini pepper sauce, juice of 1/2 lime, sesame oil and soy sauce in a bowl.
- Place tuna steaks in the bowl and marinate for 30 minutes to 1 hour. Turn the tuna steaks once halfway through the marination process.
Combine the salt, sugar, black pepper, avocado, juice of remaining limes, culantro and 2 garlic cloves to a food processor.
- Blend into a coarse mixture. Adjust salt, lime juice, sugar and culantro to taste.
- Keep covered until ready to serve or prepare last to avoid oxidation (browning) of avocado mixture.
Mix black and white sesame seeds together. Cover marinated tuna steaks with sesame seed mixture. Press the seed mixture firmly onto the coated tuna steaks.
Sear tuna steaks in a pan at medium-high heat to your preferred doneness. Medium to medium rare tuna is recommended which is approximately 1 minute per side.
Slice tuna steaks thinly against the grain of the meat.
Smear avocado mixture on a plate as a base for the sliced tuna. Serve with 1 recipe mango or pineapple chow.
- Mixed greens and plantain chips would be a nice addition to serve with.
- The tuna steaks can be grilled instead of pan seared with the use of a cast-iron pan.
- Be sure to use fresh quality fish.
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