I was attracted to the simplicty of this recipe, although I had never even eaten this dish before, so wasn't sure what to expect! I bought the ahi steaks at Target for $8.99. Once everything was cooked, it was very tasy. The Italian bread crumbs I used gave everything a great flavor. I had some garlic mayo, and I dipped the tuna in that. My husband and I both liked this. I'm giving the recipe 4 stars, not 5, because for me, cooking the tuna for 45 seconds on each side was too long. It'll probably depend on the type of pan you use-- I used a Calphalon non-stick pan, and I turned the stove up all the way because the recipe said to make the pan as hot as you could. However, I really should have only turned it up to medium-high heat or so, because the extreme high heat was too much for my non-stick pan. The breadcrumbs on the first piece of tuna were pretty burned, and there was definitely a ton of smoke from the olive oil. I then turned the heat down and continued from there, cooking the steaks for only about 27-30 seconds on each side. I must also say that I was a little freaked out about the raw aspect! I have NO problem whatsover eating raw fish at a sushi restaurant, but making it myself at home, and being responsible for cooking it correctly made me a little nervous! All in all, this is a great recipe. Just watch the heat level, adjust the searing time as needed, and be prepared for all the smoke!
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I was attracted to the simplicty of this recipe, although I had never even eaten this dish...