It’s getting a bit chillier round these parts, but that doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy a nice summer-y bite! We got a good response on our seared tuna Instagram post so we decided to share the recipe here.
Prep Time: 5 minutes + 1 hour chillin’ | Cook Time: 2 Minutes | Usage: Best as an appetizer before dinner
The key is to find a nice piece of tuna. Not saying that you need to go hunt down some Bluefin — but you definitely need to get some sushi-grade tuna. No canned stuff please! The piece in the photo above was about 4 or 5 oz.
Now, you need to make some marinade:
– 1 tablespoon soy sauce
– A few drops of sesame oil
– 1 small clove of garlic
– 1 small piece of shallot
– 1 tablespoon water
To make the marinade, just add the soy sauce, sesame oil and water into a bowl (big enough to fit the tuna dude). Then, chop up the garlic and shallot into little pieces and hulk smash them with the flat side of the blade. Throw those into the bowl and stir up…. little darlin’, stir it up! You can also hit it with a bit of cumin and powdered thyme if you like. Put the tuna in the bowl making sure to get both sides with the marinade, then put it to rest in the fridge for about an hour. Then go do something fun while it sleeps.
When you get back from your adventure, heat up some olive oil in a medium, non-stick pan. Leave it on high heat until the oil starts to smoke a little. Take your tuna out of the fridge at this point. Remove the pan from the heat, and put the tuna down in the oil using a pair of tongs. Return the pan to the heat. Cook that side for about 40 seconds before flipping and cooking the other side for another 40. Then, use your tongs and cook the side of the tuna fillet a bit (no more than 10 seconds for the whole piece).
Now, remove the tuna from the pan and let is sit for about 5 minutes. When you can’t wait any longer, it’s time to eat! Slice the tuna diagonally in 1/4 inch slices (or thinner if you prefer). Fan the pieces out and sprinkle some chopped green onions on for presentation.
Here’s the recipe for some dipping sauce if you like to get crazy wit’ it:
– 2 tablespoons soy sauce
– 1 tablespoon water
– a few drops of sesame oil
– a few drops of spicy oil
Stir it all up in a small sauce bowl and you’re good to go!
Nom until you’re satisfied