Sesame Crusted Tuna


We were lucky enough to have a friend share some fresh tuna with us. It was amazing! This is the recipe I came up with to celebrate its freshness.

1 lb tuna
1/2 c sesame seeds
1 TBSP chili pepper flakes
Salt and pepper
1 TBSP wasabi
1 piece fresh ginger, finely grated
1/4 c ponzu or soy sauce
1 jalapeño, finely grated

Combine wasabi, ponzu, ginger and jalapeño, set aside.

On a shallow plate combine sesame and chili flakes. Salt and pepper fish, then roll in sesame seeds.

Heat a cast iron skillet on high heat. Cook fish for about 3 minutes per side (depending on thickness).

Serve with sauce.

Serves 4.


Sesame Eggplant


This recipe was created to accompany my sesame tuna. I combined a little canola oil & sesame oil, brushed the zucchini with the oils and then grilled on the BBQ.

4 small eggplants, sliced about 1/4 inch thick
1 TBSP Canola oil
1 TBSP toasted sesame oil
Salt & pepper

Combine oil. Brush both sides of the eggplant with oil and sprinkle with salt & pepper.

Heat grill over medium heat. Grill for 3 minutes per side.

Serves 2.