Seared Ahi Tuna

Seared Ahi Tuna
  • Servings: 4
  • Difficulty: Easy
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    Ingredients Print Recipe

  • Sesame seeds, toasted deep golden
  • Dijon
  • Japanese rice vinegar
  • Fresh lime juice
  • Soy
  • Green thai chili
  • Grape seed oil
  • Olive oil
  • Mustard oil
  • Roasted sesame oil
  • 4 ea 6 oz potions Sushi grade Tuna
  • 2 cup Haricot Verts (blanched)
  • 1 cup Chickpeas (canned are OK)
  • 1 cup Shiitake mushrooms (quartered)
  • To taste Toasted sesame seeds
  • Grape seed oil
  • Kosher Salt, Black pepper


Combine olive oil, grape seed oil, mustard oil, and roasted sesame oil and reserve. While sesame seeds are still hot put in blender with dijon, rice vinegar, lime juice, and soy sauce. Puree until almost smooth, then stream in the oils. Season with salt.

Season tuna and sear rare in a smoking hot pan. Toss vegetables in a little bit of grape seed oil and char in a very hot dry pan, season. Slice tuna and arrange on a pool of the sesame vinaigrette, top with the charred vegetables and garnish with sesame seeds

Executive Chef Jeff Armstrong of Splashes restaurant at the Surf and Sand Resort in Laguna Beach.

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