If you like seared tuna or tuna tataki, then I have a great recipe for you! The tuna is served rare, so please make sure to buy good quality, sushi-grade fresh tuna.
- 1 (6 oz) block sushi-quality tuna (cut into thin rectangles)
- Sesame seeds
- Poppy seeds
- 1 tbsp soy sauce
- 1 tbsp honey
- 1 tsp sesame oil
- 1 tsp fresh ground ginger (optional)
- Heat a non-stick skillet with just a little bit of oil (either sesame or olive) to medium-high.
- Mix the soy, honey and sesame oil (and ginger, if using) in a small bowl and microwave for 10 seconds, stir, then set aside.
- Prepare a plate with a mix of salt, pepper, sesame & poppy seeds.
- Roll the tuna in the spice mixture so all sides are coated.
- Sear tuna for a minute on each side, turning only once.
- Remove sushi from heat and place on cutting board.
- Let cool down for a few minutes for better slicing.
- Slice tuna very thin and serve with sauce drizzled on top.
To make a nice seared tuna appetizer, prepare as above. Tuna can be placed on a cracker or wonton crisp, with a pinch of seaweed salad in between. To give it a little kick , you can place a drop of Japanese mayo on top of the tuna.