Seared Ahi Tuna
Ahi tuna, also known as yellowfin tuna, marinated in sesame oil, soy sauce, ginger, garlic, green onion, and lime juice, then pan seared.
2 (6-8 ounce) ahi tuna steaks (3/4 of an inch thick)
2 tablespoons dark sesame oil
2 tablespoons soy sauce (or 2 teaspoons of wheat-free tamari for gluten-free option)
1 tablespoon of grated fresh ginger
1 clove garlic, minced
1 green onion (scallion) thinly sliced (a few slices reserved for garnish)
1 teaspoon lime juice
1. Mix the marinade ingredients together and coat the tuna steaks with the marinade, cover tightly, and refrigerate for at least an hour.
2. Heat a non-stick skillet over medium high to high heat. When the pan is hot, remove the tuna steaks from the marinade and sear them for a minute to a minute and a half on each side ( even a little longer if you want the tuna less rare than pictured.)
3. Remove from pan and slice into 1/4-inch thick slices. Sprinkle with a few green onion slices.
4. Can serve plain, with white rice, or over lettuce or thinly sliced cabbage or fennel. Shown served over sliced fennel salad.
Source: Simply Recipes (2 servings)