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Sesame Incrusted Tuna Steaks with Fresh Fruit Salsa

     This simple and quick recipe will impress you with its simplicity and your friends with its taste!

  • 4- 8oz.  Fresh tuna steaks
  • 4 oz. Terry-aki marinade(available at Dirk's)
  • 1 oz. of each black and white sesame seeds
  • cilantro sprigs for garnish

       Salsa mix

  • 2 cups fresh mangos chunks
  • 1 cup fresh peaches or nectarines
  • 1 cup fresh papaya chunks
  • 1 cup fresh pineapple chunks
  • 1 avocado, seeded and chopped
  • 1/2 cup red onion, sliced thin
  • 1 jalepeno pepper, seeded and chopped(leave the seeds for heat)
  • 1/4 cup cilantro, chopped
  • 2 limes, juiced

  • Place tuna steaks in marinade for about 15 minutes only. Remove and let drain for a couple of minutes. Mix sesame seeds together then coat tuna with a light coating of seeds. Whatever sticks to the tuna is perfect. Set aside for 15 minutes to firm up the seed coating and to take the chill off the fish.
  • This can be done either  on the grill, or a grill pan/saute pan on the stove. Place tuna on hot cooking surface and cook for 1 1/2 to 2 minutes per side. Tuna should be done on the rare side. Remove from heat and slice on a angle to serve. Top with cilantro sprigs.

     Salsa Directions

  • Add all above ingredients together, except for avocado, a couple of hours ahead so that the flavors blend. Add the avocado last just before serving.
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