Seared Ahi Tuna With Tomato Avocado Salsa

4 individual tuna steaks

1/4 cup soy sauce

1 tablespoon mirin (Japanese sweet wine)

1 teaspoon Chinese 5 spice powder

1 tablespoon honey

2 tablespoons sesame oil

1 tablespoon rice wine vinegar

1/2 cup black or white sesame seeds

2-4 tablespoons olive oil


2 avocadoes, peeled, pitted and diced

1 tub fresh salsa, medium or hot

1 tablespoon fresh lime juice

Salt and pepper to taste

Combine all salsa ingredients together and chill until needed.

Cilantro sprigs


Combine all so sauce, mirin, 5 spice, honey, rice wine vinegar, and sesame oil in a shallow baking dish. Add tuna steaks turning to coat all sides and let marinate for 30 minutes. Spread sesame seeds on a plate, ten remove steaks from marinade, and press into the seeds to coat.

Heat olive oil in a large sauté pan over medium-high heat. Sear steaks in the pan for about 30 seconds on each side. Remove and place on individual serving plates and top with a generous scoop of the salsa mixture. Garnish with cilantro sprigs and additional sesame seeds if desired.

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