1⁄2 cup soy sauce 1⁄4 cup lime juice
1 to 2 garlic cloves, minced
4 Tbl. sesame oil, divided
2 ahi tuna steaks
1⁄2 cup cornmeal Instant white rice
1. pour soy sauce, lime juice, garlic and 2 tbl. sesame oil into a shallow glass baking dish. add ahi tuna steaks. Cover dish with plastic wrap and marinate in the fridge for 45 minutes.
2. pour cornmeal onto a large plate. remove tuna steaks from marinade and then pat dry using a paper towel. press tuna into cornmeal so it’s fully coated on both sides.
3. prepare instant white rice according to the package instructions.
4. Heat a skillet over medium heat. add 2 tbl. sesame oil. add tuna to the hot skillet, lightly shaking the skillet so the tuna doesn’t stick. sear 30 seconds per side. the outsides should be toasted and the centers should be pink. slice tuna and serve alongside white rice.
Nest Magazine Summer 2009