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A recipe for Black Sesame and Almond Crusted Ahi Tuna. Beech Mushrooms. Beech Mushrooms. Black Sesame and Almond Crusted Ahi Tuna over sautéed beech mushrooms and mixed greens. Hi Guys! We’re reluctantly happily continuing our healthy eating/living with another light and refreshing recipe! We have a seared ahi tuna dish that sits over a bed of mixed greens with lightly sauteed beech mushrooms and a ginger-miso dressing. I love seared ahi and wanted to try something a little different by mixing sesame seeds with almond meal. I loved the flavor the almonds added to the tuna, but I missed some of the crunch from the usual fully sesame seed coated steaks, so I switched the almond meal out for the medium ground almonds to get some of that crunchy texture back. The beech mushrooms add a nice hearty and earthiness to the overall dish. If you’re not a fan on beech mushrooms or can’t find them, feel free to use whatever mushrooms meet your fancy. This is such a fantastic dish because it can be thrown together in 10 or 15 minutes, and it’s really filling. Great when you’re short on time. Enjoy! xx, Jenny

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Black Sesame & Almond Crusted Ahi Tuna
Serves 2

ginger-miso dressing:
1 1/2 tablespoons rice vinegar
1 1/2 teaspoons white miso paste
1 teaspoon granulated sugar
1 teaspoon (low sodium) soy sauce
1 teaspoon fresh grated ginger
1 garlic clove, minced
3 tablespoons salad oil
1/2 cup black sesame seeds
½ cup ground almonds (medium grind)
1 (8 ounce) ahi tuna steak
2 tablespoons sesame oil, divided
2 tablespoons vegetable oil, divided
1/2 cup brown beech mushrooms
2 cups mixed greens, loosely packed
salt and pepper to taste
green onions, thinly sliced

1. Place all dressing ingredients, except salad oil, into a small mixing bowl and whisk together. While whisking add oil in a slow and steady drizzle. Set aside.
2. In a shallow dish combine the sesame seeds and ground almonds and mix together.
3. Season tuna with salt and pepper and dredge in sesame mixture until fully coated.
4. Place a medium skillet over medium-high heat and add half of each oil. Sear tuna for 1 to 2 minutes on each side (for all sides), and transfer onto a cutting board. Set aside.
5. Add remaining oil to pan and sauté mushrooms for 2 to 3 minutes. Season with salt and pepper.
6. Transfer mushrooms to a medium mixing bowl and toss together with mixed greens and dressing.
7. To assemble: Slice tuna into 1/4 inch slices. Divide mushrooms and greens mixture between two salad plates, top with sliced tuna and finish with green onions. Serve immediately.

  1. mayssam @ Will Travel for Food Not Specified Not Specified

    Wow, what a beautiful photo of the mushrooms, wow!

  2. ileana Not Specified Not Specified

    These photos are killer! This salad would be such a treat.

  3. Bev @ Bev Cooks Not Specified Not Specified

    Favorite. Thing. Ever. O.M.G.

  4. Katie @ Blonde Ambition Not Specified Not Specified

    I love the sound of the dressing…it has all of my favorite Asian-inspired flavors :) Also, your ahi is beautifully cooked and photographed!

  5. The Life of Clare Not Specified Not Specified

    I love ahi tuna cooked like that, and putting almonds on would be delicious, but I agree that you need the crunch!

  6. Schweet Life Not Specified Not Specified

    This looks so good! I finally started eating mushrooms about a year ago, this could be a good recipe to try.

  7. Amanda || Eclectic Snapshots Not Specified Not Specified

    I just bought some ahi tuna and was hoping to find a recipe .. this looks perfect!

  8. Ashley Not Specified Not Specified

    Beautiful colors in these photos! I love the background/surface color you chose to contrast with the tuna. :)

  9. Lauren Not Specified Not Specified

    This looks delicious!!!! I’m thinking I might have to make this for lunch this week.

    L. loves to share

  10. Michelle Not Specified Not Specified

    Those mushrooms are gorgeous!!

  11. corrin Not Specified Not Specified

    Adore beech mushrooms but they are so.expensive. $5 for one clump is the cheapest I’ve seen.

  12. Bernadette @ Now Stir It Up Not Specified Not Specified

    Ahi tuna is sooo yummy. This looks great. I don’t think I have had beech mushrooms before. Thanks for the tip about checking asian markets.

  13. Le missing ingredient Not Specified Not Specified

    Huuuum, this loooks just so yummi. i should try it

  14. Stefanie @ Sarcastic Cooking Not Specified Not Specified

    I love a good crusted tuna. Those mushrooms are too cute.

  15. Heather @ SugarDish(Me) Not Specified Not Specified

    If only If only If only… I could find a beautiful tuna steak where I live. This looks so good I can’t stand it! Second ahi tuna I’ve seen this week (the other at Le Creuset’s site where I fawned over a grill pan) and I think I need it.

  16. Lis Not Specified Not Specified

    This looks amazing! I have been looking for a good miso dressing and I can’t wait to try this one. I would love if you could share the brand of miso paste that you use, our asian market has no less than a couple dozen.

  17. TARTESANDCARO Not Specified Not Specified

    this is the perfect plate, the perfect dish

  18. Connor Lesniak Not Specified Not Specified

    Who makes those plates?! Looks like Potomak but I can’t be sure and they are just amazingly beautiful in your photographs. Y’all are such an inspiration!

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  20. michelle Not Specified Not Specified

    this recipe is sensational … i cut the steaks into large square chunks before dredging and cooking … beautiful appetizer with avocado wedges and a homemade sriracha and braggs soy sauce

  21. michelle Not Specified Not Specified

    also substituted tahini for the miso

  22. Krysten Not Specified Not Specified

    This looks absolutely amazing, I’m going to try it on Thursday! Thank you for posting!

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