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Blackened Sesame Tuna Over Asian Greens

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A sweet and spicy dish perfect for lunchtime entertaining or a light dinner.
Ingredients
For sesame tuna
  Ahi tuna fillets 1 Pound (2)
  Roasted sesame seeds 2 Tablespoon
  Sea salt 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Black pepper 1 Tablespoon, coarsely ground
  Ground coriander 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Garlic powder 1 Teaspoon
  Vegetable oil 1 Tablespoon
For salad
  Salad greens 4 Cup (64 tbs) (mixed)
  Green onions 2 , chopped finely
  Celery stalk 1 , dice
  Avocado 1 , dice
  Mandarin orange 240 Gram, drained (1 small tin)
  Cashew 1 Cup (16 tbs), roasted
For asian dressing
  Vegetable oil 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Low sodium soy sauce 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Brown sugar 1 Tablespoon
  Rice wine vinegar 1 Tablespoon
  Minced garlic 1 Teaspoon
  Fresh grated ginger 1 Teaspoon
  Sesame oil 1⁄2 Teaspoon
Directions

MAKING
1. For blackened sesame tuna, in a shallow dish, combine sesame seed, salt, pepper, coriander, and garlic.
2. Roll tuna fillets into the mixture . Coat evenly on both sides.
3. Place a non-stick pan on medium high heat, and pour oil in it. Drop tuna and sear for about 2-5 minutes each side, depending on the doneness you like.
4. In the meantime, for Asian dressing, in a mason jar add vegetable oil, soy sauce, brown sugar, vinegar, garlic, ginger, and sesame oil. Cover the jar with lid, and shake well.
5. Drizzle dressing on each side of tuna fillet. Remove from pan, and allow it to rest for 5 minutes.
6. For salad, in a large mixing bowl, put salad greens, green onion, celery, avocado, mandarin oranges, and cashew.
7. Sprinkle dressing and toss it well.

SERVING
8. On serving platter lay salad, place tuna , sprinkle dressing on top and serve immediately.

TIPS
You can place remaining dressing in refrigerator for later use, and it remains fresh for about 3 weeks.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
Fusion
Course: 
Main Dish
Taste: 
Savory
Method: 
Searing
Ingredient: 
Tuna
Restriction: 
High Fiber, High Protein
Interest: 
Healthy
Preparation Time: 
20 Minutes
Cook Time: 
15 Minutes
Ready In: 
35 Minutes
Servings: 
2

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