Wednesday, January 9, 2008
Sesame Seed Crusted Tuna Steak
1/4 cup olive oil
Zest of one lemon
1 tablespoon ginger, minced or grated
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 teaspoon lemongrass
course sea salt
1/2 cup sesame seeds
Olive Oil for frying (yes, I fry with olive oil)
I cut my Tuna Steak into about 4 oz pieces so I would not have to think about at serving at the table, but you may keep your steak whole if you like.
Combine the first 5 items in a shallow bowl and let set for about 15 minutes.
pour the sesame seeds into another shallow bowl and set aside
Wash Tuna under cold water and dry with a towel and season with salt and pepper.
Heat a large skillet (I use Cast Iron)
brush the Tuna with the flavored oil and sprinkle with seeds until covered on bother sides (I laid the tune in the bowl of sesame seed and I think too many seeds stuck to it and they all came off int he pan and became a burnt mess to deal with).
Pour enough oil in hot pan to over and let heat for a few seconds, if pan is hot this will be fast. Lay crusted tuna in pan to sear on both sides, cook tuna to desired doneness, I like mine medium.
I served with Brown Basmati Rice and Zucchini sauteed with onion and garlic.
And with the left overs I made Thai Fried Rice.