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.