Marinated Seared Ahi Tuna

Did you just catch some Tuna? Try this fresh and yummy recipe!

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2 TB regular strength soy sauce
2 TB freshly squeezed lemon juice
1 TB Asian toasted sesame oil (found in the Asian aisle)
2 tsp garlic powder
2 tsp granulated sugar
1 tsp kosher salt
1 tsp freshly cracked black pepper
2 to 21/2 lbs fresh ahi tuna steaks, about 1½-1⅔ inches thick
oil for cooking
Optional: freshly chopped cilantro, green scallions, sesame seeds for garnish.
Optional: Sriracha mayo for drizzling (really good!)

1.- In a bowl, whisk together the first 7 ingredients to make a marinade. Towel dry tuna steaks and place in a glass or ceramic dish. Pour marinade over the fish, turning to coat well throughout. Cover tightly and chill several hours to overnight; turn fish over at least once in the middle of marinade time.
2.- Heat 3 TB oil in a large heavy skillet (aluminum or stainless steel; not nonstick) until oil is smoking. Sear ahi steaks 1½ minutes per side on high heat, taking care to flip carefully with a flat, steel spatula. (If your tuna is less than 1½ inches thick, sear for only 1 minute per side.)
3.- Transfer seared ahi to a large cutting board and let rest/cool 10 minutes. Use a very sharp (serrated works well) knife to slice thinly across the grain.
4.- Serve chilled or at room temp, over your favorite salad greens. Sprinkle with sesame seeds and cilantro or green onions, if desired. Drizzle with Sriracha mayo if desired.

Source: Chew Out Loud