Sesame Crusted Tuna Steaks with Fresh Fruit Salsa
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
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 jalapeno 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.
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.