Sesame Seared Tuna

serves 2

3 tablespoons black sesame seeds

3 tablespoons white sesame seeds

1 pound tuna, sushi grade, approximately 2 pieces (I cut my two pieces in half to make 4)

2 teaspoon wasabi paste

1 tablespoon olive oil


Combine the black and white sesame seeds in a bowl.  Cut the tuna pieces in half and pat dry. Spread wasabi paste on each side of the tuna pieces. Place each piece of tuna in the bowl of sesame seeds and coat completely. Set aside.

Heat the olive oil in a saute pan over medium heat.  When the oil is hot, place the tuna pieces in the pan making sure they do not touch.  Cook tuna for 2 minutes (for medium rare) depending on the thickness, flip tuna and cook for 2 additional minutes. Remove the tuna to plate


Lime Ginger Sauce

1 tablespoon freshly squeezed lime juice

1 teaspoon grated ginger

1/4 teaspoon sugar

3 tablespoons olive oil

3 tablespoons soy sauce

salt and pepper to taste


In a mixing bowl, whisk all of the ingredients together.  Drizzle on prepared tuna.
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