Made a sashimi dinner (tuna, hamachi, salmon) for me and the bf last night, complete with miso soup and seaweed salad. delish! i'm so domestic, it's ridiculous. Also, I like eating fish because it makes me feel like I'm being ~heathy~ and thus, skinny.
On a whim, I decided to try making some seared tuna, just to mix things up a little bit. It might have been a little heavy on the pepper, but i really like pepper so i thought it was yum. Turned out surprisingly well. Everything is estimated since I didn't really measure anything.
- 2-3 tbsp freshly ground black pepper
- 1 pinch of kosher salt
- 1-2 tbsp white and/or black sesame seeds (optional)
- Sushi-quality Ahi tuna steaks
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
On a plate spread the sesame seeds (optional), black pepper, and salt. Press each side of the tuna steak onto the black pepper mix.
Place a cast iron skillet over high heat. Add oil, and when pan is very hot, place the tuna into the pan, pepper side down. Cook for approximately 30-45 seconds on each side. As the tuna cooks, the red meat will become whiter. Once you have all sides, the tuna will be almost raw in the middle, thus seared.
- Slice the tuna and arrange on a plate.