take my word for it wednesday.. seared ahi tuna

please please take my word for it today... seared ahi tuna is amazing.. wonderful.. delicious .. despite these gawd awful photos.. i watched a dvd sunday {instead of watching the superbowl} on how to properly use my camera and i played and pushed and switched and augh i messed something up.. i will once again watch the dvd this weekend and fix my camera but for now we have to settle on these funky photos.. i made roasted butternut squash, spinach, roasted garlic and proscuitto pizza.. well guess what those photos are so horrendous i can't even fix them in photo shop well enough to post :( i also made spinach artichoke "dip" with chicken pizza.. it was wonderful.. awesome.. scrumptious.. but you get no photos of that either :( *sigh* i did however learn a lot about my camera i didn't know so hopefully the photos will start getting better from here on out.. nooooow about this tuna.. pete and i went to whole foods.. and we always gaze lovingly at the seafood counter.. and this time we decided let's get some.. so pete asks for 3 tuna steaks.. i am thinking ok they are 24.99 a pound it should be about 25 bucks.. ummmmmmmmmmmmmm no it was over 2 lbs and it was 54.00.. you ask why am i telling you this?? well because at that price i was thinking i will never make it again and bad photos or not i wanted to share with you the recipe.. he he.. good news though i found out ahi tuna steaks are on sale at costco and a bag of them are like 19.00.. so yes i will be making a run to costco soon, and hopefully can take better photos.. {psst the first steak i made was totally encrusted with the sesame seeds and looked amazing but it was shell's and she would not wait while i attempted to take photos so you get the one i made last which i had started to run out of sesame seeds so it's not all totally encrusted and pretty like the others..} so again take my word for it.. it was really good.

seared ahi tuna

prep time: 2 hours
cooking time: 2 minutes per steak
servings: 4


4 {6-8 oz.} {sushimi grade} ahi tuna steaks {3/4" thick}
1/4 cup olive oil
1 tblsp. worcestershire sauce
2 tblsp. honey
1 tblsp. low sodium soy sauce
1 tsp. fish sauce
1 tblsp. grated fresh ginger
1 garlic clove, minced
1 green onion, thin sliced green and white part
1 tsp. lemon juice

4 tblsp. sesame seeds
sesame oil

combine everything but the tuna steaks, sesame seeds and sesame oil in a medium mixing bowl and whisk to combine.. coat the tuna steaks in the marinade and cover tightly and put in the fridge for about 2 hours..  once done remove from marinade and using tongs, coat the entire outside of the tuna {the edges} in the sesame seeds, you might need to press down a bit to get them to stick.. then heat a non stick skillet over medium high heat.. coat with a very thin layer of sesame oil.. once hot and not smoking sear your tuna for one minute on each side {if you like it a little more done go 2 minutes but i wouldn't go passed 2 minutes a side} remove steak and slice steak at an angle.. i served mine with spinach and bacon.. i also dipped mine in ponzu sauce.. shell dipped hers in soy sauce.. a wasabi mayo would have been very good too or teriyaki.. either way take my word for it.. it was sooo good..

enjoy and get cook'n!!


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