Cooking fish can be a risky business, especially with a low-fat-content fish like tuna that can easily dry out if it’s cooked all the way through. The solution: searing. Here’s how to use this easy technique to get delicious, restaurant-worthy tuna.
What You Need:
- One 6-ounce tuna steak
- Kosher salt
- Freshly ground black pepper
- Sesame seeds
- Olive oil
- Ponzu sauce
Step 1: Season one side of the tuna with salt and pepper to taste and coat with sesame seeds. Repeat on the opposite side.
Step 2: Heat olive oil in a cast-iron skillet over medium-high heat until hot, then gently place the tuna into the pan. Let it cook for 1 to 1½ minutes.
Step 3: Flip the tuna using tongs to cook the other side.
Step 4: Holding the fish in your tongs, sear each of the remaining sides for 15 seconds each, until they turn white.
Step 5: Slice and serve hot with ponzu sauce.
Additional Reporting by Abby Hepworth