tuna is my favorite fish. i love it when it’s seared like this…warm and crusted on the outside and pink and cool in the center. i also love it in tuna sandwiches, and tuna poached in white wine with anise and tarragon. really tuna is a versatile fish, and this dish shows just how simple it is to prepare.
2 ahi tuna steaks
good sea salt
3 tablespoons toasted sesame seeds
heat olive oil over very high heat in a non stick pan. salt both sides of the tuna. on a small plate lay out the sesame seeds and press one side of the tuna into them to form a crust. use your fingers to make sure they are adhered to the tuna. repeat with the other tuna steak.
once the pan is very hot, lay the tuna in sesame seed side down, and sear for one minute. flip and sear the second side for 30 seconds. remove from heat immediately and set onto a cool plate.
make a dipping sauce by mixing 3 tablespoons of wheat-free soy sauce, 3 tablespoons of water, and 2 tablespoons of honey in a small bowl. serve with the ginger scented rice and quick picked veggies.