Pepper Seared Tuna Steaks

Pepper Seared Tuna Steaks created by Mike417

This spicy pepper coating and asian-style sauce prove that you can't go wrong with the simplest of ingredients. Add a touch of chili-garlic paste to the sauce for a hint of fire. This recipe is altered from original Bon Appetit.

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  • Combine black pepper and sesame seeds in bowl.
  • Press tuna steaks into mixture, until coated.
  • Heat sesame oil over medium-high heat.
  • Add tuna steaks and sear about 1- 1 1/2 minutes each side (I like mine rare in the center, longer if you prefer well-cooked tuna).
  • Transfer steaks to tented aluminum foil to keep warm.
  • Add a touch more oil to pan, then add soy sauce and sherry.
  • Add garlic and most of green onion (reserving some of the tops).
  • If too much has boiled off, add a bit of red wine if necessary.
  • Reduce heat and simmer until mixture is slightly reduced, scraping up any brown bits, about 1 minute.
  • Spoon sauce over tuna steaks, and sprinkle remaining green onion on top.
  • Note: if you want to make more of this sauce, it tastes fantastic, and goes great with rices, potatoes, roasted veggies, etc.
  • In the photo, I cross-cut Italian bread, drizzled with olive oil and briefly toasted.
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"This spicy pepper coating and asian-style sauce prove that you can't go wrong with the simplest of ingredients. Add a touch of chili-garlic paste to the sauce for a hint of fire. This recipe is altered from original Bon Appetit."

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  1. andreafortunoff
    A very nice, quick and tasty recipe. I didn't have green onions so I used a shallot instead. I also grated 1/8 teaspoon of lemon rind into the pepper/sesame mixture. I used a mix of black, red and white pepper. Served it with sautéed shitake mushrooms and snow pea pods.
  2. andreafortunoff
    A very nice, quick and tasty recipe. I didn't have green onions so I used a shallot instead. I also grated 1/8 teaspoon of lemon rind into the pepper/sesame mixture. I used a mix of black, red and white pepper. Served it with sautéed shitake mushrooms and snow pea pods.
  3. 909692
    This was really good! I cut back on pepper because I thought it might be a bit spicy for my taste, and I didn't have any green onions...Other than that I followed the recipe exactly and will make sure to have green onions on hand next time. The tuna was cooked perfectly and the sauce was delicious!
  4. chelley
    Wow was this good!! Served over rice to catch the sauce. Love it!
  5. smaurik
    An absolute favourite - just dont over cook the tuna and remember - good tuna is worth the price!
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