Sophisticated Savories

Sophisticated Savories

Saturday, February 16, 2013

Ahi Tuna

One of my favorite foods to eat is ahi tuna... Especially cooked with a sesame seed crust and sesame seed oil. Ahi tuna is a very versitle fish to enjoy... Raw, light sear, fully cooked, etc. I will often coat both sides of the ahi with sea salt, pinch of cayenne pepper and black/white sesame seeds... Then heat sesame seed oil in sauté pan and lightly sear both side of the fish (about 30 seconds - 1 minute in either side, depending on the thickness of the filet. When lightly seared as mentioned, the inside will still be cold when served (not enough time to cook through). However, in order to slowly warm the inside with a light sear, first sauté the fish on the stove, then place in oven (about 350 degrees) to slowly cook through. When cooked more, the texture of Ahi bears more of a resemblance to chicken. (No, fret not... It does not "taste just like chicken!") :) I enjoy pairing sweet and savory foods, so a favorable accoutrement includes sautéing Chantrelle mushrooms with lemon juice, sesame seeds, satay spice, sesame seed oil and... Blackberries! Yep, the sweetness of the blackberry brightens the Ahi and brings more depth to the dish. Again, a quick sauté of the mushroom, then throw the blackberries in to cook for about 1-2 minutes with the mushrooms. Plating wise, keep it simple. Microgreens will add a whimsical and polished touch to the final presentation. But then again, so will a little bit of love... ♥

Love y'all! 

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