"Easy, great tasting tuna coated with sesame seeds, and quickly seared. This tuna is served rare, so be sure to use a good quality fresh tuna." — NEWORLEANSGIGLET
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mirin (Japanese sweet wine)
rice wine vinegar
4 (6 ounce)
This was a great recipe, with some recommendations. I added a little more honey, less sesame oil(would use a tablespoon or less), definitely used mirin, soy sauce(low sodium - it's what I have) and rice wine vinegar. Some wasabi paste added to the marinade and dipping sauce is a must for some zip. I cut the steaks so that they are about 1/2 to 3/4" thick and sear for about 40 seconds. If they are thicker they burn before they even cook a little - I like them pink, not red in the middle. Preheat cast iron, but be sure to turn down the head to medium high or you will have smoke and smoke alarms going off. Sesame Seeds - don't bother - I've tried it both ways, they don't add much, and they pop all over the place when you sear the steaks and make a mess. ( I lightly toasted them first - so if you have to have them - toast them, then dip the seared steaks just before you serve, and save yourself a lot of clean up. I served with plain rice or long grain and wild rice. Great to sop up the dipping sauce.
My tuna was "previously frozen".... so - I thought it came out poorly. I had to cook it much more than the 30 second searing - that did not even make it luke warm inside. After cooking it more so it was very rare - the taste was just not there for me.
Awesome. I thawed frozen Ahi from Costco. This tastes almost like steak! Don't have iron skillet - used non-stick. Didn't have mirin - used sweet vermouth. Still perfect. This recipe rocks because my house doesn't stink like fish as long as I use the pan's lid while cooking! I split more like 30/70 for the sauce, because we like extra to put on our rice (and there is still plenty to dredge the fish in). I "dry" the fish with paper towels after thawing so it will absorb more of the sauce.
I really enjoyed this recipe. However, I took the very thick tuna steaks pretty much directly from the fridge to the skillet and they were (obviously) still cold in the middle during consumption. Next time, I'll let the tuna come closer to room temperature before searing.
I make seared tuna at least 2x a week. This is a good recipe. If you want to cut out some steps with the same great results instead of making the sauce Kikkoman puts out a "Roasted Garlic" Teriyaki sauce that is excellent with this fish.I serve the tuna on a platter with a small bowl of sauce, seaweed salad(found at your grocery store sushi bar)pickled ginger and wasabi paste.If your seeds are scorching add them to the tuna after searing just make sure that you toast them first. Enjoy!
i loved the tuna. sooo good. my bf asked if we can eat this every week! a few suggestions that i have: adding a bit of grated ginger along with juice to the searing marinade really spices up the recipe. instead of coating the tuna with sesame seeds then searing them, i bought toasted sesame seeds and then sprinkled the sesame after my tuna was cooked. make sure the tuna is seared on medium heat b/c high heat burns the tuna and causes lots of smoke. chop up some scallions and sprinkling them over the tuna along with the sesame makes the whole plate look more attractive (i.e red and green contrast)
simple and delicious. Ran into a friend who is a chef when I was buying the wine the recipe called for and he said to forget it, it won't matter. He was right!
This recipe is unbelievably easy and fantastic. I used brown sugar because I didn't have honey (allergic) and I doubled the dipping sauce. Half the sauce I used to marinate the tuna steaks for about 2 hours, and the rest for dipping. I have never had a recipe disappear so fast. Definitely my new favorite fish recipe.
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Sesame Seared Tuna
Serving Size: 1/4 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 4
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 187
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