Sesame Crusted Tuna with a Blueberry Ponzu Vinaigrette – We Heart Local BC

Sesame Crusted Tuna with a Blueberry Ponzu Vinaigrette

Sesame Crusted Tuna With A Blueberry Ponzu Vinaigrette

Submitted by: BC Blueberry Council

Ingredients:

Tuna

  • 4 (5 oz) (564 g) Ahi tuna steaks

Sesame Crust

  • ¼ cup (22 g) Sesame seeds
  • ½ tsp(2.5 ml) Smoked paprika (optional)
  • ½ tsp (2.5 ml) Salt
  • ½ tsp (2.5 ml) Pepper

Blueberry Ponzu Vinaigrette

  • ½ cup (75 g) B.C. blueberries – fresh or frozen
  • 3 tbsp (45 ml) Ponzu sauce
  • 1 tbsp (10 g) Shallot, minced
  • 1 tbsp (15 ml) Lime juice
  • 1 tbsp (10 g) Fresh ginger, minced
  • 1 tsp (15 ml) Orange zest
  • 1.5 tsp (22 ml) Orange juice
  • ½ tsp (2.5 ml) Pepper
  • 1 tbsp (15 ml) Grapeseed oil
  • ½ tsp (5 ml) Sesame oil

Blueberry Mango Salsa

  • 1 cup (150 g) Fresh mango, diced (approximately 1 mango), OR
  • 1 cup (150 g) Fresh peach, diced (approximately 1 peach),
  • ½ cup (75 g) B.C. blueberries – fresh
  • 1 tbsp (10 g) Jalapeño pepper- fresh, de-seeded
  • 1 tbsp (15 ml) Fresh cilantro, chopped
  • 1 tbsp (15 ml) Fresh lime juice
  • ½ tsp (2.5 ml) Salt
  • ½ tsp (2.5 ml) Pepper
  • 1 cup (150 g) Pea shoots or any green salad

Directions:

  • Place the blueberries, ponzu, shallot, lime juice, ginger, orange zest, orange juice and pepper in a blender.
  • Blend on a low speed. While blending, drizzle in the grapeseed and sesame oil until emulsified. Set aside.
  • In a separate bowl mix the mango, blueberries, jalapeño, cilantro, lime juice, salt and pepper, set aside.
  • Heat a cast iron pan on medium, high heat. (or heat 2 teaspoons of vegetable oil in a non-stick pan over medium heat)
  • Place the sesame seeds, salt and pepper in a plate and coat the tuna steaks in the sesame mixture.
  • Sear the sesame crusted tuna in the pan for approximately 1-3 minutes per side, until rare/medium-rare.
  • Serve over peas shoots or salad greens. Drizzle the vinaigrette over and top with blueberry mango salsa (substitute mango with peach to make it local).

For more delicious blueberry recipes visit www.bcblueberry.com

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