Tuna is great. It's a super healthy food chock full of antioxidants which are healthy for everyone! It's one of my favorite things to eat because of the light summery taste in the middle of our thousandth storm.
We buy our tuna steaks frozen from Bj's, they're easy to store and you just take them out a few hours before dinner and you're good to go!
So for these, they're super easy to make. They take 20 minutes max (if you're really slow), and the longest part is making the sauce.
1/2 cup mirin (cooking wine)
4 tablespoons low-sodium soy sauce (gluten free if desired)
2 tablespoons honey
2 teaspoons toasted sesame oil plus 4 for cooking
4 cloves garlic crushed
1 tablespoon ginger paste
4 tuna steaks, about 8 oz each (or whatever size you prefer)
1/4 cup black pepper
1/4 cup black sesame seeds
Heat a sauce pan on medium and add the mirin, soy sauce, honey, sesame oil, garlic and ginger and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low and simmer for 5 minutes. Put aside after.
Next, take the tuna and coat it with the black pepper and sesame seeds. In a frying pan, heat the sesame oil until smoking. Be careful when placing the tuna steaks in the pan! For a medium rare steak, cook for 1 minute on each side. Drizzle with the teriyaki sauce and remember to cut against the grain!