Sesame Seared Ahi
3/4 cup sesame seeds
4 ahi tuna steaks, 1” thick
2 tablespoons canola or grape seed oil (do not use olive oil)
1. Spread sesame seeds on a flat plate.
2. Place each steak onto seeds and press; coat both sides.
3. In a large skillet, heat oil over high heat.
4. Place steaks in pan and cook for about 2-3 minutes on each side. Be sure the pan is extremely hot; this will ensure the browning of the seeds without overcooking the steak.
5. Serve immediately.
Note: For a fancier presentation, place steaks on cutting board and slice into 1/2" strips; arrange on a plate or over rice by overlapping strips.