My apologies for the delay in posting the accompanying blog to my Instragram/Facebook pages on the delicious Ahi tuna that my husband and I had the other evening. Let me first say, if you are an Amazon prime member run to Whole Foods right now and pick up a piece of Sustainable Wild Caught Fresh Ahi Tuna Steaks that are $14.99/lb. The special runs until Tuesday, May 14th.
When I discovered the tuna was a weekly special, I immediately began an internet search of easy to prepare recipes. With any recipe, I prefer to keep the ingredients to a minimum to maximize the flavor of the main ingredient. I found a recipe on the Food and Wine Magazine website for Korean-Style Seared Tuna. The main ingredients were my pantry staples of soy sauce, dried red pepper flakes, chicken stock, Asian Sesame oil and garlic. I only needed to purchase scallions.
Prior to searing the tuna, I prepared the sauce ingredients, minced my garlic and chopped the scallion. Once that was done, I seasoned the tuna with salt and pepper and seared it in my Greenpan, that is nonstick. Once done and you’ve reduced the heat, you add the sesame oil, scallion and garlic. You stir these ingredients for approximately 1 minute. Lastly, add the liquids and reduced to about 1/3 cup which will take approximately 2 minutes. As my husband prefers just a small amount of pink in the center of his tuna, I covered the pan and checked it every two minutes until I achieved his preferred doneness.
The tuna was scrumptious! Just enough sauce, a subtle taste of the sesame oil balanced well with the garlic and scallions. My husband’s comment, “You can make that again.” High praise indeed when I receive a request to make it again.
A former teacher, shop-a-holic, empty-nester redefining quick, family approved dinners.