Seared Sesame Tuna with Mixed Greens
Asian Dressing Ingredients:
2 T. sesame oil
3 T. grapeseed oil
2 T. soy sauce
3 T. rice wine vinegar
1 T. fresh lime juice
11⁄2 T. Dijon mustard
1 medium shallot, finely minced
1 T. fresh ginger, very finely minced Sea salt and black pepper, to taste
Seared Tuna Ingredients:
2 T. black sesame seeds
2 T. white sesame seeds
1 T. ground ginger
2 8-oz. 2” thick ahi tuna steaks, cut into 2” cubes
3 T. olive oil
Sea salt and black pepper, to taste
4 c. mixed salad greens Soy sauce
Wasabi paste (optional)
1. To make dressing, add all ingredients to a medium bowl and season with salt and black pepper, to taste. Whisk until thoroughly combined and set aside.
2. Add sesame seeds and ground ginger to a large bowl and stir to combine. Add chunks of tuna to bowl and toss to coat. Press to make sure seeds adhere to tuna.
3. Heat olive oil in a skillet over high heat. When hot, add coated tuna to pan and flash sear on all sides, approximately 30 seconds per side. Remove from heat and set aside.
4. Toss salad greens with a small amount of the dressing in a large bowl. Transfer the mixed greens to a serving platter and top with the sesame-seared tuna. Serve immediately with the remaining dressing, plus the soy sauce and/ or wasabi paste, on the side, if desired. Enjoy!