Seared Ahi Tuna & Arugula Pear Salad
2 4-6 oz. ahi tuna steaks or tuna saku
salt and pepper to taste
2 tbsp.black sesame seeds
2 tbsp.white sesame seeds
1 tbsp. vegetable oil
Juice of 1 lime (or about 3 tablespoons)
2 tbsp. extra virgin olive oil
2 tsp. toasted sesame oil
2 tsp. freshly grated ginger
1 tsp. honey
4 c. loosely packed arugula
1/2 Asian pear, thinly sliced
2 Radishes, thinly sliced
1 Persian cucumber, thinly sliced
Season tuna steaks all over with salt and pepper. Combine black and white sesame seeds on a shallow plate, then gently press tuna steaks into seeds to coat them on all sides.
In a medium skillet over medium-high heat, heat oil until hot. Add tuna steaks to the pan and sear 30 seconds to 1 minute per side, depending on desired doneness. Transfer to a cutting board.
Make salad: in a medium bowl, whisk together dressing ingredients. Season with salt and pepper.
In a large bowl, combine all salad ingredients. Add dressing and toss gently. Slice tuna.
Divide salad between plates and top with tuna.
Recipe via Delish