Sometimes the most delicious recipes use the simplest ingredients. This is one of them.
This recipe was made with our Everything Nut Crumbs ~ a nut-based bread crumb alternative. They are gluten-free, paleo, Keto-friendly, vegan, and delicious! To purchase a bag click here.
Ingredients: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
This recipe is all about the tuna! This is one cut of fish I would not recommend skimping on. High quality is so important, especially since we are simply searing the tuna. Sushi grade is preferred. We got ours from our favorite local fish market here in San Diego Catalina Offshore Products. If you live in the area...we highly recommend!
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 over cook! 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
It really just depends on your mood. Any of these options will be simply delicious!