Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Sesame Encrusted Tuna

For dinner this weekend, I made sesame encrusted tuna that was yummy!

Sesame Encrusted Tuna
4 - 6oz. yellow fin tuna steaks
2 tablespoons sesame oil
2/3 cup low sodium soy sauce
1/4 cup black sesame seeds
1/4 cup white sesame seeds
juice from 2 limes
3 cloves of garlic, minced
4 tablespoons of honey (if you want to add more you can)
4 tablespoons of freshly chopped Cliantro leaves

1. Add sesame oil, soy sauce, lime juice, garlic, honey, and Cilantro to a bowl and mix well.
2. Pour marinade into a large zip-lock bag and add tuna steaks. Make sure all of the air is out of the bag before sealing it. Marinade for an hour to hour and half in the refrigerator.
3. Remove tuna from refrigerator and let stand at room temperature for 20 minutes.
4. Remove tuna from marinade, shaking off any excess, and dry on paper towel.
5. Heat a saute pan over medium heat and add 1 tablespoon of sesame oil. Make sure the oil is not smoking when you add the tuna steaks.
6. While the pan is heating, pour some of the black and white sesame seeds onto a flat plate and press the tuna steaks on all sides so as to cover the entire steak.
7. Add the steaks to the pan and cook for 30-40 seconds on both sides.

We had a mango-kiwi-strawberry salsa and pasta salad to serve with this meal, as well!


1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Yum!!! They had that at Cafe 30A in Florida. It was one of my favorites!

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