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)
Tuna Steak

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.


daphne said...

oo! that certainly looks healthy and delicious. I'm such a big fan of tuna too and the addition of sesame sounds lovely!

winedeb said...

Oh Shayne that looks so good! I love tuna, and yes I fry in olive oil also! I think the seasame seeds really add a nice touch to tuna. Yum!

Emiline said...

Wow, I like how you got right down to the recipe! No horsing around.
This looks delicious. I like tuna; so meaty, and never fishy tasting. (yet)

Shayne said...

Deb- I really enjoyed it.

Emiline - I struggle often with trying to come up with a story with my blog so from time to time I just stick the recipe out there. I am by no meams a writer or story teller.

daphne - thank you for you for your comment.

Anonymous said...

Hi Shayne,
I love sesame-seared tuna. I'm wondering about the 1/4 of oil - do you marinade the fish in that before cooking it?

Shayne said...

I just marinaded the zest and stuff in the oil and brushed it onto the fish but I did not marinade the fish in the oil. I also used some plain oil to fry the tuna in. I hope I answered your question

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