Sesame Crusted Ahi Tuna

Simple and yet impressive, with a promise to blow your guests away!

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Ingredients:  (Serves 2)

2 Ahi Tuna Steaks (I usually buy the frozen ones which require a little over an hour to defrost if left in the packet in a bowl of cold water).

Leafy greens of your choice (enough for 2)

8 black olives

1 Avocado (sliced)

For the marinade:  2-3 tablespoons of olive oil, 2 teaspoons of sesame seeds (black or white), 2 tablespoons of soy sauce

For the dressing:  2 tablespoons of mayonnaise, a splash of soy sauce, 1 freshly squeezed lemon (this has become one of my favourite dressings)!

How to:

1. Defrost the tuna steaks and wash well. Pat dry with paper towels.

2. In a bowl, mix the olive oil, soy sauce and sesame seeds together and rub all over the tuna steaks. Cover bowl with a plate and leave in fridge to marinate for one hour.

3. Prepare the dressing in a cup or small bowl using ingredients indicated above.

4. Heat up a skillet or grill until hot. Add the tuna steaks and allow to brown. (About 1 minute). Turn over and do the same for 1 minute. Sprinkle a little salt and pepper on each side as it cooks.

5. Now lower the heat to low to medium and cook the fish for a further 5 minutes on each side to ensure the fish is cooked enough. Since they’re Ahi Tuna steaks – they are supposed to remain a little pink inside.

5. Peel and slice the avocado into thin slices and decorate on the plate. Add the olives.

Bon appetit!

Recipe & image by Sabina Huq

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