Seared Asian Sesame Style Tuna

This is the easiest dish to make, and it drives me crazy to know that some people pay 20 bucks for this dish.  This is an excellent way to impress your friends with fresh tuna from the ocean.

First thing you need is the Asian Sesame bread crumbs.  You can get this in an Asian market, but you can also get it at Safeway.

Asian Sesame Panko Bread Crumbs

Get your pan going on medium high heat.  I take the tenderloin and cut them into 1/2 steaks, or medallions if you will.  Then I dredge them (no water, no egg wash).

Add olive oil and 1/2 tablespoon of butter,  and lay them in the pan but do not over crowd them.

Sear them on each side. Now that I look at this photo it does appear that I over crowded my own pan.

Sear both sides for about two minutes.  You may want to do a test run with one piece to assure you do not over cook.  You should serve medium rare, so do not over cook them.  We used 1/2 cup of soy sauce and 1 tablespoon of Wasabi paste for dipping sauce.

Serve as an appetizer.

It is the easiest dish you can prepare. You can serve it as a meal on a bed of salad, it’s light and it’s healthy.

Enjoy

Hunting Chef

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