Pan Seared Tuna with Miso Dressing Recipe
It’s time for another recipe from my birthday dinner! We shared this tuna dish appetizer style as part of a seafood feast, with prawns, scallops and crab. When you have quality ingredients, simpler is usually better. This is a perfect example of letting the flavour and texture of the main ingredient shine through without too much extra fussing. Basically – here’s a beautiful piece of tuna, now don’t mess it up by adding too much stuff! The light miso dressing adds a little saltiness and contrast without overwhelming the tuna. And the sesame seeds just look pretty…
Here’s Tim with the details…
Pan Seared Tuna with Miso Dressing
2 tablespoons of miso paste
1 tablespoon of honey
1 tablespoon of toasted sesame oil (must be toasted!)
juice of ½ a lime
2 tablespoons of rice wine vinegar
1 tuna steak (about 1 inch thick)
salt and pepper to taste
1 tablespoon of vegetable oil
1 tablespoon of toasted sesame seeds (toast them in a dry pan for a couple of minutes)
Combine the miso paste, honey, sesame oil, lime juice and vinegar in a bowl and whisk. Give it a taste and adjust the seasonings.
Bring out your cast iron skillet or heavy duty pan. Put it on medium-high heat. Season the tuna with salt and pepper. Add the oil to the pan, and lay the tuna into the oil. Sear for about 1 minute on each side. You just want a nice crust. Remove from the pan.
Cut the tuna on a bias, place it on your serving plate, dress with the sesame dressing and sprinkle with toasted sesame seeds. Enjoy!