Basic information

Name: Seared tuna with oriental citrus sauce mirabe

Yield: 6

Categories seafood, main dish




 333333333333 c
 Chopped peeled fresh gingerroot
 3/4 c
 Tamari or soy sauce
 3 Tbs
 Fresh lemon juice
 2 1/2 c
 Fresh orange juice
 2 Tbs
 Fresh lime juice
 1 Tbs
 Balsamic vinegar
 1 Tbs
 Asian sesame oil


 1"-thick (6-oz) tuna steaks
 3 Tbs
 Vegetable oil
 1 c
 Black sesame seeds


available at Asian markets and many specialty foods shops and supermarkets
Note: Can be prepared in 45 minutes or less.

Make sauce In a large saucepan combine citrus juices, tamari or soy sauce, vinegar, oil, and gingerroot and simmer 15 minutes. Pour sauce through a fine sieve into a bowl. Sauce may be made 1 day ahead and chilled, covered. Reheat sauce before preceeding.

Preheat oven to 400°F.

In a large non-stick skillet heat oil over moderately high heat until hot but not smoking. Coat 2 tuna steaks with sesame seeds and sear 1 minute on each side, transferring to a baking sheet. Coat and sear remaining 4 tuna steaks in batches in same manner. Cook tuna in middle of oven 3 minutes for medium-rare.

Cut each tuna steak into 4 slices and arrange slices, cut sides up,
on 6 plates. Pour about 1/4 cup sauce around tuna on each plate.
Serves 6.

Gourmet June 1996 You Asked For It

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