Everything Nut Crumbs Seared Ahi Tuna
Sometimes the most delicious recipes use the simplest ingredients. This is one of them. Featuring Everything Nut Crumbs – a nut-based bread crumb alternative – and high-quality tuna!
1/2 lb. ahi tuna (recommend sushi grade)
1/4 c. Everything Nut Crumbs
1/4 c. milk (milk substitutes work too)
1 T. butter
1T. olive oil
Whisk together milk and egg in a small bowl.
Pour Everything Nut Crumbs out on a plate.
Depending on size/shape of the ahi, you may want to cut in half. Do not slice before cooking. Dip the entire piece of tuna in the milk mixture and then roll it in the Nut Crumbs.
Heat up a non stick sauté pan with the butter and olive oil on medium heat.
Now this part gets a little tricky. We need to sear all sides of the ahi for about a minute. If you use tongs and handle the tuna too much, the crumbs will fall off. It’s really a delicate balance of using a fish spatula and a fork to gently flip the fish over and sear on each surface. Also…do not overcook! You just want a quick sear on each side…about one minute on each side, depending on the cut of the fish.
Once seared, remove from heat and place on cutting board.
Slice up the ahi and serve a multitude of ways…on a salad with balsamic vinegar and really good olive oil dipped in soy & sriracha sauce in a sweet chili sauce (Trader Joe’s has a great one) drizzled with sriracha mayo with fresh grated ginger and soy sauce