Jun 17, 2009
The Foodland grocery store in Princeville has a fantastic seafood section. They have octopus poke, locally caught fish, and sushi grade Ahi. Since it is almost impossible to find sushi grade Ahi in Southern California, I jumped at the chance to make seared Ahi, served over salad greens bought at one of the many Kauai farmers markets. --Anglophile (in Kauai)
1 extremely fresh Ahi steak
2 Tb dark sesame oil
2 Tb soy saunce
1 Tb grated fresh ginger (or 1/2 inch finely chopped)
1 clove garlic minced
2 handfuls green onion, chopped
Juice from 1/2 a lime
1. Mix the lime, sesame oil, soy sauce, garlic, ginger and one handful of the green onions together as a marinade. Pour the marinade into a plastic bag with the Ahi steak and let sit in the refrigerator for an hour.
2. Pour sesame seeds onto a plate and roll the Ahi until it is completely coated with sesame seeds.
3. Heat skillet over medium-high heat. When the pan is hot, sear tuna steak for 1 ½ minutes on each side.
4. Remove Ahi from pan and slice into approximately 1/4th inch pieces.
5. Serve over greens that have been lightly sprinkled with soy sauce and sesame seeds. Garnish with the rest of the green onions.