Seared Tuna Steak


This is a bit of a delayed post, but this is a super easy recipe for searing tuna. You can serve it with either a salad or whichever side you prefer - the recipe is for the tuna itself. This was super tasty and I was fortunate to have found some fresh tuna at the market - yum! Caveat - these are estimations as I roughly measured the ingredients. Ingredients: 1-2 tuna steaks (personally I only buy when fresh) 1 tb sesame oil 1/4 cup soy sauce (low sodium) 1 tb chopped ginger (I used the pureed ginger) 1/2 lime, juiced dash of pepper sesame seeds, for garnish after cooking (optional) 2 tb olive oil, for the pan (not for the marinade) Directions: Sprinkle the tuna steaks with a small dash of pepper (if desired). Mix the remaining sauce ingredients together in a bowl. Pour over the tuna steaks in a shallow bowl or dish so that the tuna steaks are laying flat. Flip the tuna steaks so that they are evenly coated. Let marinate for approximately 20 minutes. Do not marinate for too long or the citrus will start to cook the tuna. Heat a saute pan over medium-high heat with olive oil. Once the oil is heated, sear the tuna steaks for approximately 1-2 minutes per side. I prefer the tuna pretty rare, so this will allow it to be rare in the middle. If you'd like it cooked through more, sear for closer to 3-4 minutes per side -- that will cook it through more.

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