Asian Tuna

Asian Tuna- Chef Kelly Johnson/Evans Street Station- Tecumseh, MI

 For the Sweet Soy:
1 cup Dark Soy Sauce
1 Cup Brown sugar
1 lemon, juice only

Add to a small pot and reduce till slightly syrupy
Remove from heat and keep at room temp

For the Sweet Potatoes
2 Sweet Potatoes
2 Tb Butter
2 tsp 5 Spice powder
salt and pepper to taste
Fresh Chives

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  1. class="MsoNormal" style="mso-list: l1 level1 lfo3; tab-stops: list .5in">Peel and dice the sweet potatoes and cook till just done in salted water.
  2. class="MsoNormal" style="mso-list: l1 level1 lfo3; tab-stops: list .5in">Drain liquid and add butter, 5 spice and salt and pepper and smash to a puree.
  3. class="MsoNormal" style="mso-list: l1 level1 lfo3; tab-stops: list .5in">Hold warm.

 For the Tuna and Plate
4ea. 6oz tuna steaks
1 oz sesame oil
1 oz vegetable oil
2 Tb black and white sesame seeds
Salt and pepper
Wasabi Caviar
Pickled Ginger

 

  1. class="MsoNormal" style="mso-list: l2 level1 lfo2; tab-stops: list .5in">In a sauté pan on high heat add the oil and let come to the smoke point; that is, just until you see a little wisp of bluish smoke coming from the oil in the pan
  2. class="MsoNormal" style="mso-list: l2 level1 lfo2; tab-stops: list .5in">Season the tuna liberally with salt and pepper and add to the pan
  3. class="MsoNormal" style="mso-list: l2 level1 lfo2; tab-stops: list .5in">Cook about 2-3 minutes on each side for medium rare to medium or until the fish is firm to the touch for well done
  4. class="MsoNormal" style="mso-list: l2 level1 lfo2; tab-stops: list .5in">Mound the sweet potatoes in the center of the plate and put the tuna right on top
  5. class="MsoNormal" style="mso-list: l2 level1 lfo2; tab-stops: list .5in">Drizzle a little Sweet soy around the plate and top the tuna with the Pickled Ginger and Wasabi Caviar.