Sesame Seared Tuna with Guilt-Free Peanut “Noodles”

after recipe testing Thursday, I’ve locked down this one. let’s be honest… nothing says hangover food like thai peanut noodles or a good lo-mein. and again, let’s be honest… it’s sunday night and I’m hungover from the weekend. enjoy the recipe….

Sesame Seared Tuna over Guilt-Free Peanut Noodles 

NOTE: You need a food processor and spiralizer for this recipe.

Servings: makes 2-4 depending on how big of a portion you want.
Time to prepare: 10 minutes
Time to make: 10 minutes
Total time: 20 minutes

Ingredients

For the dressing

  • 1 garlic clove, finely minced
  • 1 teaspoon finely minced ginger
  • 3 tablespoons rice vinegar
  • 2 teaspoon soy sauce
  • 3 tbsp peanut butter
  • 5 tablespoons canola oil
  • 2 tablespoons sesame oil
  • 1 tablespoon sesame seeds
  • pepper, to taste

For the rest

  • 1.5 cucumbers
  • honey
  • ¼ cup edamame beans, cooked
  • 1 cup of chopped kale
  • ¼ cup or less of shredded carrots
  • 2 tbsp of slivered almonds
  • 2 filets of ahi or yellowfin tuna
  • 4 tbsp of black sesame seeds
  • 4 tbsp of white sesame seeds

Direction

1. Spiralize your cucumbers and add to a bowl. Because cucumbers are made up mostly of water, I dabbed the spirals with paper towel to absorb some of the moistness.

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2. Add the edamame, kale, and carrots into the bowl with the cucumber spirals.

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3. Add all of the dressing ingredients into a food processor and blend.

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4. Add in the peanut butter and blend until creamy.

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5. Pour dressing over and mix to combine thoroughly. Place in the refrigerator.

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6. Take a rectangular baking dish and add in the sesame seeds. Mix and move around until spread evenly.

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7. Coat tuna filets lightly in honey and then press onto sesame seed mixture, coating each side of the filets with sesame seeds.

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8. Add a glug of olive oil to a large sautee pan and heat over medium high heat. Once oil is heated, add in both of the sesame crusted tuna filets. Cook for 2-3 minutes on each side or until done to your preference. If you like it rare, sear on each side for only 1-2 minutes.

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9. Place tuna steaks on a cutting board and slice strips.

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10. Take out the bowl of spirals, divide onto plates and top with seared tuna and slivered almonds.

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One response to “Sesame Seared Tuna with Guilt-Free Peanut “Noodles”

  1. Thank you Allissandra, I wondered what the spiralizer looked light. Thanks also for the step by step pics. Cheers, Andree from Australia 🙂

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