7 Seed Crusted Seared Tuna Steak Salad

P1190323

I love fish, always have and always will.  Most of the time however I used to cook only Salmon, I probably have done it in the oven, steamed, fried…you name it.  Tuna on the other hand has always been a mystery to me for many years:).  I loved having tuna occasionally when we would go for sushi, but one dish that would always stand out to me in terms of taste was Tuna Tar Tar:)

I always thought it was complicated cooking tuna, I tried several tuna steakes which I found to be too dry…so I gave up on tuna:).   One day however, I paid a visit to our newly renovated supermarket in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn which had opened a new amazing fish and seafood department.  Every fish there simply looked very fresh, reasonably priced and simply divine.  I couldn’t resist myself in buying a fresh tuna steak (it looked as it was sushi grade fish too).

P1190357

So, there I went searching for recipes…and the one that I ended up trying and having been making since is Seared Tuna in Sesame Seeds, previously soaked in Soy Sauce.  I have to admit that while tuna is expensive, and we don’t have it every day…it is the easiest and most delicious meal I can literally make under 20 minutes.  I love this recipe, I hope you will too!

P1190244

Ingredients for the Seared Tuna Steak:

1 Tuna Steak 
1 Table Spoon of Sesame Seeds
1 Table Spoon of 7 seeds Mix
1/4 of a cup of soy sauce
1 Table Spoon of Vegetable Oil
 

 Ingredients for the Salad:

1 Cup of Arugula
1/2 Cup of Sunflower Sprouts
1 Small Cucumber
1/4 Cup of Sliced Purple Onion
1 Cup of Diced Cherry Tomatoes
1 Teaspoon of Capers
1/2 Teaspoon of Saba
1/2 Teaspoon of White Balsamic Reduction
1 Table Spoon of Wasabi Mayo  
  P1190315
 
How to make 7 Seed Crusted Seared Tuna Steak Salad:
 
  1.  Take out two shallow dishes deep and wide enough to fit your tuna steak.  Pour your soy sauce in one dish and add your seeds in the other dish.  I always use light/dark combination of sesame seeds to make seared tuna, but this time I realized that I ran out of light seeds and instead tried using 7 seeds mix I bought earlier on Amazon.  It worked so well and ended up tasting amazing, so I would gladly make this substitution in the future.
 

P1190250

 Here is a photo of this delicious mix, it can be also used with chicken,  steaks and salads.  It has a nice texture texture and salty slightly stronger flavor to it.  If you want to try it, here is a link to Amazon for it, we also added it to our shop for your convenience. 
 
 P1190249

2.  Dip your tuna steak in soy sauce for about 10 seconds on each side and roll it on both sides, so it absorbs liquid well.

P1190252

3.  Now roll your tuna steak in your seeds make sure it covers well the top, bottom and the sides of the steak all around.

P1190257

4.  Preheat your pan on medium high and add your vegetable oil. Place tuna steak on the pan and sear it for about 1 minute on each side.  The key is not to over cook it.  You know it’s ready to be turned on the other side, when 2-4 mm of steak bottom changes color…do the same for the other side.

P1190254

5.  Now your steak is ready, you can start making your salad.

P1190270

6.  Wash your vegetables.  Trim the ends of your cucumber and slice it on the lowest mandoline setting.  I am using my Cuisinart Mandoline Slicer.

P1190274

7.  Add your cup of arugula on the place and layer your sliced cucumbers.

P1190275

8.  Now slice up your purple onion, also use the lowest setting, they have to be paper thin.

P1190278

9.  Add your onions to your salad.

P1190281

10.  Now add your Sunflower Sprouts to your salad and take out your cherry tomatoes.

P1190292

11.  Dice your tomatoes. I like using different color packages, to enhance flavor of the dish as well as presentation.

P1190294

12.  Add these tomatoes to your salad.

P1190297

13.  Now slice up 1/2 of your tuna steak and top your salad with it. Take out your capers and add them to your salad (optional).   I love adding capers  to fish and salads because it gives more complex, richer flavor and eliminates the need for adding salt.

P1190299

14.  Now you are ready to add some capers and your dressing.  While you can mix your Saba, White Balsamic Reduction and Japanese Wasabi Mayo all together, I prefer just to pour them all on my salad only adding dibs of Wasabi Mayo on the top.  These Dabs come out so nicely because of how this bottle is packaged and it has a nice piping cap.

P1190314

15.  Your easy 7 Seed Crusted Tuna is done! I always manage to do it in less then half an hour.   This is one of my favorite recipes of all time, I hope you will try this in your kitchens as well….Let me know how you liked it!

Love,

451C4ACF5DBE383B5B17C2D9D97F000D

P1190327

 

7 Seeds Crusted Seared Tuna Steak Salad
 
Prep time
Cook time
Total time
 
7 Seeds Crusted Seared Tuna Steak with Arugula, Sunflower Sprouts, Tomatoes, Cucumbers, Purple onion with home mixed dressing.
Author:
Recipe type: Salad, Appetizer, Side Dish
Serves: 2
Ingredients
  • Seared Tuna:
  • 1 Tuna Steak (you will use only ½ of it for your salad)
  • 1 Table Spoon of Sesame Seeds
  • 1 Table Spoon of 7 seeds Mix
  • ¼ of a cup of soy sauce
  • 1 Table Spoon of Vegetable Oil
  • Salad
  • 1 Cup of Arugula
  • ½ Cup of Sunflower Sprouts
  • 1 Small Cucumber
  • ¼ Cup of Sliced Purple Onion
  • 1 Cup of Diced Cherry Tomatoes
  • 1 Teaspoon fo Capers
  • ½ Teaspoon of Saba
  • ½ Teaspoon of White Balsamic Reduction
  • 1 Table Spoon of Wasabi Mayo
Instructions
  1. Take out two shallow dishes deep and wide enough to fit your tuna steak. Pour your soy sauce in one dish and add your seeds in the other dish.
  2. Soak your tuna steak in soy sauce on both sides, so it absorbs the liquid well.
  3. Now roll your tuna steak in your seeds making sure it covers well the top, bottom and the sides of the steak all around.
  4. Preheat your pan on medium high and add your vegetable oil. Place tuna steak on the pan and sear it for about 1 minute on each side. The key is not to overcook it. You know it's ready to be turned on the other side, when 2-4 mm of steak bottom changes color...do the same for the other side. Take it out and let it cool on the plate while you prepare your salad.
  5. Wash your vegetables. Trim the ends of your cucumber and slice it on the lowest mandoline setting. Add your cup of arugula on the plate and your sliced cucumbers on the top.
  6. Slice up your purple onion, also use the lowest setting, they have to be paper thin. Add onions and previously washed sunflower sprouts to your salad.
  7. Wash and dice your tomatoes cherry tomatoes and add them in.
  8. Slice up about ½ of your tuna steak and top your salad with it. Take out your capers and add them to your salad (optional).
  9. Now make your salad dressing by pouring Italian Saba, White Balsamic Reduction sauces on the top of your salad and adding dabs of Japanese Wasabi Mayo on the top.
  10. You can also sprinkle everything with some additional seeds for better presentation and flavor.

 

 
 
 

 

Comments

  1. Oh my goodness! Amazing article dude! Thank you so much, However I am encountering troubles with your RSS.
    I don’t understand why I can’t join it. Is there anybody else having
    the same RSS problems? Anybody who knows the answer will
    you kindly respond? Thanks!!

Speak Your Mind

*

Rate this recipe:  

Copyright © 2013 Flavor Shades