Wednesday, February 6, 2013

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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