Sesame-Crusted Tuna in Miso Ginger Sauce

Recipe

For the Health-Conscious: Sesame-Crusted Tuna in Miso Ginger Sauce

Here’s some healthy party fare to impress even your pickiest friends. This seared tuna gets dressed up in black and white sesame seeds before searing for extra pizazz. Make sure to buy sushi-grade tuna, as it will be only barely cooked. Your health-conscious and dieting sports fan friends will be duly impressed when they see this on the buffet. The lettuce leaf not only makes a pretty wrap, it makes it easy to pick up and eat.

MAKES 10-12 BITES + ABOUT 3/4 CUP OF SAUCE

MAKE THE MISO GINGER SAUCE

2-inch pc fresh ginger, chopped
3 TB brown rice miso
juice of 1 lime
1 TB tamari
1 TB grape seed oil
2 TB brown sugar
3 TB sesame oil
3 TB white balsamic vinegar

In a food processor, blend all ingredients until creamy. Refrigerate overnight for more intense flavors.

PREPARE THE TUNA

10 oz sushi-grade ahi tuna steak (if frozen, defrost overnight in the fridge)

Pat dry. Cut tuna into elongated cubes (about 1 1/2 inches square).

COAT THE TUNA

2 TB black sesame seeds
2 TB white sesame seeds
salt

In a flat bowl, add the sesame seeds and salt. Coat tuna on all four sides.

COOK THE TUNA

1 TB grape seed oil
tuna

In a warm skillet, heat oil. Sear tuna about 30 sec each side, using tongs to turn.

MAKE THE BITES

seared tuna
baby bibb lettuce leaves
miso ginger sauce

Cut tuna into 1/2 -inch slices. Place each slice on a leaf of bibb lettuce, top with sauce.

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