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Today's Round Up: Seafood
Living in the Monterey Bay has it's bonuses, one being that fresh seafood is available year round. Markus and I love seafood of all kinds, however our favorite is fresh Ahi Tuna. There is nothing like it. I just so happened to notice that Costco had the most ridiculously large, beautiful, dark red, fresh ahi steaks. I couldn't resist. It was such a deal...just $20.00 for two gargantuan steaks. Yes. I really did just say that! It may seem like a lot for those of you who aren't familiar with seafood prices, however considering it costs upwards of $17.00 for a salad with a few measly slices of seared ahi on it, the $20.00 is WELL worth it. Look at these things...HERE. Below is the recipe to sear ahi to perfection.
Markus' Seared Ahi Tuna
* 2 ahi tuna steaks
* 1 teaspoon kosher salt
* 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
* sesame seeds (optional)
* 1/2 Tablespoon butter
* 1 teaspoon whole peppercorns
Season the tuna steaks with salt and cayenne pepper and sesame seeds if you plan on using them.
Melt the butter with the olive oil in a skillet over medium-high heat. Cook the peppercorns in the mixture until they soften and pop, about 5 minutes.
Gently place the seasoned tuna in the skillet and cook to desired doneness, 60-90 seconds per side (we sear all sides - and front and back) for rare. This goes FAST!
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