Seared Tuna w/ Japanese Salsa

Recipe from My Recipes - Sunset

This is what J made me for my birthday.  It was absolutely delicious!!  It's not often I get a good piece of tuna steak, but it's one of my faves!

This recipe combines the flavors of sake, soy, lemon juice, and cilantro into a great, flavorful combination.  And it's so simple!

2 sushi grade tuna steaks
1 t minced garlic
Salt and pepper
2 t vegetable oil
1/4 c sake
2 T soy sauce
3/4 c finely chopped tomatoes
2 T finely chopped green onion
1 T chopped fresh cilantro
1 T lemon juice
6-8 slices peeled avocado

For the salsa, mix together the tomatoes, onion, cilantro, 1 T soy and lemon juice.

Pat tuna dry and spread garlic on both sides of steaks, then season with salt and pepper.  Heat oil in large skillet over medium-high heat.  When hot, add tuna.  Cook, turning once, until browned on both sides (about 1 minute per side).

Pour in the sake and 1 T soy sauce and remove from heat. Let cool, turning fish often.

Lift tuna from sake mixture, reserving juices.  Slice along the grain and served topped with salsa, avocado and reserved juices.


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