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

Black Sesame & Almond Crusted Ahi Tuna
Serves 2

Ingredients:
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
garnish:
green onions, thinly sliced

Directions:
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.

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