Thursday, October 9, 2008

Black and White Sesame Tuna

Carolynn's brother is a fisherman, so when he has a great fishing weekend, we get free food.  This weekend he caught a ton of tuna.  This is a simple recipe with nice results.

Black and White Sesame Tuna

1/2 cup sesame oil
1/4 cup peanut oil
2 cloves crushed garlic
1/2 teaspoon grated fresh ginger**
1 1/4 pound tuna
4 tablespoons Black sesame seeds
4 tablespoons white sesame seeds
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
1/2 teaspoon cracked black pepper

Mix sesame oil, peanut oil, garlic and ginger in a small bowl.  Place tuna in a Ziploc bag with marinade for 20-30 minutes and refrigerate.  Place black and white sesame seeds, salt and pepper on a plate.  Remove tuna from bag and press into seed mix.  Flip over and press again to coat.  Place tuna on a flat skillet or fry pan over high heat for 3-4 minute per side depending on the desired doneness (i like my rare, so 3 minutes).  Slice tuna and serve over soba noodles with wasabi and soy sauce.

** I freeze my fresh ginger whole.  When I need it I remove it from the freezer peel and grate.  This is so much easier.


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