Thursday, October 13, 2011

:: Thursday's Recipe Rodeo ::

This is the place to get some new recipes or maybe even a twist on an old one. Feel free to take any recipe here and try it out. If you want to join in on the Recipe Rodeo, let me know! I would love to try some of your recipes too!

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...
We decided to keep it simple and sear these huge steaks and serve it on top of greens tossed in the chinese chicken salad dressing I make. You can get the dressing recipe 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!
Slice and enjoy over greens, with soy sauce and wasabi or just plain. It melts in your mouth! Enjoy!
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1 comment: said...

I can't WAIT to try this!