Asian Sesame-Crusted Tuna on Arugula

This recipe sounds kind of fancy, but is really quite simple. Serve it up the next time you have friends aboard.

  • 3 tbsp rice vinegar
  • 1 1/2 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp honey mustard
  • 1/2 tsp toasted sesame oil
  • 1 tsp grated fresh ginger root
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 4 tuna steaks (about 1″ thick
  • 1 package or bunch fresh arugula
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt, or to taste
  • 1/4 cup sesame seeds

In a small bowl, whisk the vinegar, soy sauce, mustard, oil, ginger and garlic. Using about 2 tbsp of this vinaigrette, brush the entire surface of the tuna steaks. Toss the remaining vinaigrette with the arugula.

Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Sprinkle the tuna with salt. Pour the sesame seeds on a plate and dip each tuna steak into the seeds to coat all sides. Lightly coat steaks with cooking spray and cook for 2 minutes per side or until medium-rare.  (Reduce the heat to medium if the seeds begin to burn).

Place equal portions of arugula onto each of 4 plates and top each with a tuna steak.

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