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Asian-Style Seared Ahi Tuna Recipe

Asian-Style Seared Ahi Tuna  

Yield: 4 servings

3 TBSP soy sauce
1 tsp sugar
1/8 tsp dried red-pepper flakes
1/2 cup chicken or vegetable broth
4 tuna steaks, about 1 inch thick
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp black pepper
2 TBSP olive oil
1 tsp sesame oil
1 chopped green onion
3 cloves garlic, minced


1. In a small bowl, combine the soy sauce, sugar, red-pepper flakes, and broth.
2. Sprinkle the fish with the salt and black pepper.
3. Heat the cooking oil in a large frying pan over moderately high heat. Add the tuna and cook until brown, about 3 minutes. Turn and cook the fish until done to your taste, 3 to 4 minutes longer for medium rare.
4. Reduce the heat to moderately low and put the sesame oil in the pan. Stir in the green onion and garlic and cook, stirring, for 1 minute. Add the soy-sauce mixture; simmer until reduced to approximately 1/3 cup, about 2 minutes.
5.Cut the tuna into slices and serve with the sauce.

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