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Ahi Tuna - Sesame-Crusted with Ginger-Soy Sauce Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Kathy Nelson - American Test Kitchen
Added: Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Category:
Category:

Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
2 lbs Ahi tuna steaks (4 steaks about 1 inch thick)

3/4 cup sesame seeds
2 tbsp. vegetable oil
Salt and pepper

Sauce:
1/4 cup soy sauce
1/4 cup rice vinegar
1/4 cup water
2 1/2 tsp. sugar
1 medium scallion sliced thin
2 tsp. fresh ginger minced
1 1/2 tsp. sesame oil
1/2 tsp. red pepper flakes

Directions:
Directions:
1. Spread sesame seeds in shallow baking dish or pie plate and pat tuna steaks dry with paper towel.
2. Use 1 tbsp. oil to rub both sides of steaks and sprinkle with salt and pepper.
3. Press both sides of each steak in sesame seeds to coat.
4. Heat remaining 1 tbsp. oil in 12-inch nonstick skillet over high heat until just beginning to smoke; swirl to coat pan.
3. Add tuna steaks and cook 30 seconds without moving steaks. Reduce heat to medium-high; continue to cook until seeds are golden brown, about 1 1/2 minutes.
3. Using tongs, carefully flip tuna steaks; cook, without moving steaks, until golden brown on second side, about 1 1/2 minutes for rare or 3 minutes for medium-rare.
4. Make sauce by combining all ingredients; stirring until sugar is dissolved.
5. To serve cut into 1/2 inch-thick slices and service with ginger-soy sauce.

Number Of Servings:
Number Of Servings:
4
Preparation Time:
Preparation Time:
10 minutes

 

 

 

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