Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Seared Ginger Seasame Tuna

Seared Ginger Seasame Tuna served with a salad.

This recipe is the easiest recipe ever! if you are looking to make something for date night and want to impress - this is a very good one. (other sides to have could include: stir fry veggies, rice, or potatoes)
prep - 10 minutes
cook - 1-2 minutes
total time 12 minutes.

Take tuna steak out of the fridge, rub a dime size amount of sesame oil (not required) and 4 drops of soy sauce onto the tuna. then douse with ginger sesame dressing (i used Newman's Own Low Fat Sesame Ginger)
then heavily cover ONE SIDE with fresh ground pepper.

Put tuna aside and heat a skillet to mid-high heat (on a dial of 1-9, i put it between 7 and 8)

While pan is heating up - plate up the salads - this is the most time consuming part (oh and use the dressing that you put on the tuna as the dressing for the salad. YUM!)
now that the pan is good and hot, add 2 tablespoons of EVOO wait about 3 seconds, then put the tuna in face down then back up. it will splatter some and it will smoke a little - no worries. wait about 30 seconds the flip steak to the other side for another 30-45 seconds.
all done! the tuna will be perfectly seared. you should have about 1/8inch of sear and the rest completely "rare" (raw). Plate up and enjoy!
I didn't get a picture of the cut tuna or the plated meal - i was too hungry! I'll try better next time!