Sesame-Crusted Tuna with Ginger Cream

Serving Size: 6
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  • 0.25 cup vegetable oil
  • 0.5 cup sesame seed
  • 6 6-ounce, 1-inch thick tuna steaks
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 1.5 cup heavy cream
  • 1 Tbsp Sriracha chile sauce
  • 2 Tbsp dry white wine
  • 2 Tbsp mirin
  • 0.25 cup fresh orange juice
  • 0.25 cup rice vinegar
  • 2 clove garlic, thinly sliced
  • 0.5 small onion, thinly sliced
  • 0.5 cup thinly sliced peeled ginger
  • glass noodle stir-fry


1. In a saucepan, heat 2 tablespoons of the oil. Add the ginger, onion and garlic and cook over moderate heat, stirring, until softened, 5 minutes. Add the vinegar, orange juice, mirin, wine and Sriracha and simmer until the liquid is almost evaporated, 10 minutes. Add the cream and simmer until reduced by half, 15 minutes. Strain the sauce, season with salt and pepper; keep warm.

2. Season the tuna with salt and pepper and coat both sides with the sesame seeds. In a nonstick skillet, heat the remaining 2 tablespoons of oil. Add the tuna; cook over moderately high heat, turning once, until the sesame seeds are browned and the tuna is medium-rare, 5 minutes. Slice the tuna 1/3 inch thick and serve with the ginger cream and Glass Noodle Stir-Fry.

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