Earlier this week, I had people over and was very extravagant so now, I find myself scrapping the bottom of my ‘fridge. Again.
As life would have it, I had some leftover Tuna after my stint at making Tuna Tartare, so I figured why not sear off the rest and use whatever veggies I could find as accompaniments.
It turned out to be so easy to make I almost didn’t blog about it but at the last min and the 2nd glass of wine, I decided, what the hell.
Nothing innovative and the pictures may be a little off but for the second time in one week – I give you tuna.
Oyster Cracker Tuna with Shitake Caps and Caramelized Carrots
What I Used
2 1/2 lb Tuna Steaks. 8oz. Shitake Mushrooms. 6 med Carrots. 1/2 cup Soy Sauce. 1 tbsp Honey. 2 tsp shaved Ginger. Olive Oil. Salt. Pepper. 1tbsp diced Chives
What I Did
Start by mixing up a quick marinade:
In a large bowl, add 1/2 cup Soy Sauce, 1 tbsp honey, 2 tsp shaved ginger, salt & pepper and whisk until thoroughly blended.
Then add the Tuna to the sauce, making sure it’s well coated and let marinate at room temperature for 30-60 mins.
Next, peel and julienne the carrots and remove the stems from mushrooms, keeping the caps intact.
Sauté the carrots in 1 tbsp Olive oil, sprinkling in Salt and a few turns of pepper and tossing often until they begin to start to brown and are tender which pricked with a fork.
Then turn the heat off and set aside somewhere warm.
In another large pan, sauté the mushroom caps in 1 tbsp Olive Oil, seasoning with salt & pepper until all their water is evaporated and set that too aside somewhere warm.
Prepare the Tuna for searing by hand-crushing a ton of Oyster Crackers.
When the Tuna is sufficiently marinated, remove it from the sauce and press both sides of it in the bed of crushed crackers.
Then, with a large pan on med-high heat, sear the tuna in 2 tbsp Olive Oil for 1 min on each side. Remove from heat and let it sit for a couple mins.
To serve, neatly slice the tuna and serve with the carrots and mushrooms.
Sprinkle diced chives over it if you want to get all fancy.
Like I said…simple 🙂