Sunday, June 28, 2009

Ahi Tuna Salad

You gotta love a special birthday meal. And of course, my nephew and niece, Luke and Siena, had to decorate daddy's birthday cake. Since I knew the cake would end up with an excess of decorative frosting, I made lunch nice and healthful.

Ahi Tuna Salad
Ahi tuna steaks
Extra virgin olive oil
Salt and pepper
Sesame seeds
Lettuce, sliced thinly
Red cabbage, sliced thinly
Matchstick carrots
Green onions, cut on the bias
Bean sprouts
2 limes, juiced
1/2 t. fresh ginger, grated
Salt and pepper
1 t. soy sauce
1 t. sesame oil
1/3 c. olive oil

Coat both sides of tuna steaks with oil, salt and pepper. Spread sesame seeds onto a small plate. Press both side of tuna in sesame seeds, shaking off excess. Over medium-high heat, saute tuna for 3 minutes per side. Let cool slightly and slice. Mix together lettuce, cabbage, carrots and green onions. Whisk together lime juice, ginger, salt, pepper, soy sauce, sesame oil and olive oil. Toss with salad. Top salad and tuna with bean sprouts.


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