Seared Tuna Loin

  • Ewriggs originally posted this recipe in What’s for Dinner January 2007:
    Seared Tuna Loin

    1/2 cup dark soy sauce
    1/2 cup honey
    1/4 cup dry wasabi powder

    2 pounds tuna loin, cut into 2 pieces
    1/2 cup panko (Japanese bread crumbs)
    2 tablespoons olive oil

    Mix the soy sauce, honey, and wasabi powder. Reserve 1/4 cup for dipping sauce. Roll each piece of tuna in this mixture to
    coat evenly. Marinate at least 1 hour (can leave it overnight - better that way). Remove the tuna from the marinade and **discard** the marinade. Do NOT re-use, do NOT use as dipping sauce!

    Evenly spread Panko crumbs on a plate. Roll the tuna in the crumbs to coat fairly evenly.

    In a hot skillet, with a little olive oil, sear fish for 60 seconds per side or to desired temperature. Place on a rack for about 3 minutes then cover with foil or plastic wrap so it will continue to cook from residual heat. Slice thinly and serve with the dipping sauce.

    The tuna is still pretty "rare" at this point, so you either need to be sure to purchase "sushi grade" tuna from a reputable fish monger, OR sear it about a minute longer to be sure it is cooked through.