One of my favorite appetizers at any Japanese restaurant is seared Ahi tuna salad. The salad has a light and tangy dressing, and the tuna has a nice toasted sesame exterior.
This is perfect for when you want a lighter meal or snack, and since you’re just searing the tuna, it takes minutes to whip up!
You will need:
- 1/2 pound Ahi tuna, sashimi grade
- Sesame seeds
- Mixed greens
- 1/2 tablespoon sesame oil
- 1 tablespoon soy sauce
- 1 tablespoon rice wine vinegar
- Canola oil
Pour sesame seeds on to a large plate. Cover all sides of the tuna in seeds and set aside.
Once your pan is smoking hot, use tongs to place the tuna in the pan. Sear on each side for about one minute and set aside to rest and cool. Once it’s cool enough to handle, slice the seared tuna into pieces about 1/2 inch thick.