Let’s Cook: Seared Tuna and Asian Slaw Salad

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Summer time is here and we are all looking for three things… healthy, fresh and delicious. Lucky for us this recipe has it all!

While it’s perfect for a lunch alone, it’s also great if you’re having some girlfriends over – it will be sure to impress them. Or even better, a satisfying light dinner for you and your hubby! 

Seared Tuna with Asian Slaw Salad

Ingredients

  • 1/2 lb Sushi Grade Tuna Steak 
  • 4 Tablespoons Mixed Sesame Seeds
  • 1/4 Teaspoon Ground Ginger
  • Sea Salt & White Pepper
  • 1 Tablespoon Sesame Oil

 

Directions

Coat both sides of the tuna with sesame oil lightly. Then coat each side (including ends) with the sesame seeds.

Heat a frying pan on medium high heat.  Sear in a frying pan for about 2 minutes on each side-(depending on thickness of tuna steak) leaving the inside of the tuna rare. Place on a paper towel and allow them to rest for about 5 minutes.

Slice into 1/4 inch slices with a sharp knife (not serrated). Set aside and place into the fridge.  This will help it remain firm and be easy to slice. 

Asian Slaw

Ingredients

  • 1/4 Head Cabbage, Shredded
  • 1/3 Head Red Cabbage, Shredded
  • 2 Scallions, Sliced
  • 1/2 Red Bell Pepper, Diced
  • 1 Anaheim Pepper, Diced (for more heat you can use a Jalapeno or even a smidge of Sirracha!)
  • Cilantro, Chopped
  • Salt & Pepper
  • 2 Tablespoons Ponzu Sauce (Japanese Vinegar)
  • 1 Tablespoon Soy Sauce (optional)
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Sesame Oil
  • 1/4 Teaspoon Garlic Powder
  • 1/4 Teaspoon Ground Ginger

 

Directions

Combine all ingredients together for the Asian Slaw. Then place slices of Tuna on top.

**Side Notes**

  • A little sesame oil goes a long way!
  • If you can’t locate Ponzu Sauce where you live, a Japanese Rice Vinegar is available in almost all supermarkets
  • If you find that your tuna starts to break and crumble easily, put it in the refrigerator for 10 minutes to firm back up
  • Can’t find sushi grade tuna in your market? Go to your favorite sushi restaurant and ask them for it to go! 
  • Don’t like the tuna raw? Cook it for a few more minutes on each side… your rules… your kitchen!  

 

Enjoy! 

 

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