Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Sesame Seared Ahi Tuna Steaks

I hope everyone had a wonderful Memorial Weekend. Mine was full of barbecues and family time! The weather was amazing, so I finally was able to get my hands dirty in the garden! Like a good little CrossFitter, I spent my Monday morning suffering though a hero WOD in honor of our fallen soldiers and those who have dedicated their lives to serve, defend and protect our great nation! And just like a good hero WOD... I'm still suffering. :-)
Murph meets Trevor is a rather ingenious blend of torture! Thanks, Michele! ;-)
Now it is time to recover and eat good paleo food! And this was just the recipe...
Hope you enjoy!

2 - 6 oz. tuna steaks
1/4 C Coconut Secret, coconut aminos (love this stuff! ...But I've only been able to find it at the Whole Foods Market on Soquel Avenue).
1 T white wine
1 T organic honey
2 T sesame oil
1 T vinegar (I used coconut vinegar... by Coconut Secret as well)
1 T olive oil
1/4 C sesame seeds
wasabi paste (to desired taste)

Combine coconut aminos, wine, honey, and sesame oil in a small bowl. Divide into two equal parts (eye-ball it). Stir in the vinegar and wasabi paste into on of them and set aside. That will be your dipping sauce. Coat the tuna steaks with the other aminos mixture. Sprinkle sesame seeds liberally over tuna. Heat olive oil in a skillet over high (I used my cast iron pan). When oil is hot, sear tuna steaks for about 1-2 minutes on each side. If your tuna is fresh, and of high quality, then you could sear the steaks for only 30 seconds on each side, and serve rare. Place steaks in a warm oven until ready to serve. I served this over a bed of cauliflower rice, and drizzled a little dipping sauce over the top! This was a real treat!

Mallory doesn't even know it, but she gave me this great idea last week when we were talking recipes in the gym! I love talking recipes, and I'm always looking for new menu ideas! So, thanks, Mallory! :-))

*Paleo Challenge is ending.... THIS WEEK.... So, please please please get your final benchmark wods finished! (Jackie, 400m run or 500m row, and deadlifts!) Email me if you have questions or need to schedule your final photo! Congratulations on completing 3 months! I'm looking forward to all the results!


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