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Orange Sesame Crusted Ahi

Yields: 1 serving


2 - 5 oz tuna mignon
4 T orange sesame crust (recipe below)
1 T + butter, clarified
1 1/2 oz ponzu sauce (recipe)
2 ea green onion


1/4 C soy sauce
1/4 C rice vinegar
2 T lemon juice
2 T lime juice
2 T pineapple juice
1 T pickled ginger
2 t cilantro


  • Cut tuna into 5 oz tall medallions and season top and bottom with orange sesame crust.
  • Put 1 T butter in a sauté pan & sear tuna for 1-2 minutes to lightly char.
  • Place fish on a small sheet pan and finish cooking in a 350º oven for 5-6 minutes for a medium temperature.
  • Place sauce in center of hot fish plate and set tuna over sauce.
  • Cut one piece of green onion very thin on the bias 1" long. Brush 2nd piece of green onion with clarified butter and cook under broiler 30-45 seconds to wilt.
  • Lay broiled green onion over top of fish & sprinkle cut pieces around plate.


  • Combine all ingredients into a sauce pot and bring to a simmer then cook for 8-10 minutes.
  • Remove from heat and allow ginger to sit in pan for 5 minutes for the flavor to extract.
  • Strain sauce through chinoise and cool down.

    INGREDIENTS: Orange Sesame Crust

    2 ea wonton shells, large
    as needed pomice olive oil
    1 T sesame seeds, white
    1 T sesame seeds, black
    1/2 ea orange


  • In a small sauce pan heat oil to 300º, fry wonton shells in oil until golden brown. Place in a mixing bowl and break apart into small pieces.
  • Lightly toast white sesame seeds in 350º double convection oven set on high fan for 4-5 minutes until lightly golden.
  • Add black and toasted sesame seeds in bowl with wonton pieces.
  • Zest orange with no white parts and finely dice, add to bowl.
  • Mix all ingredients well and place in storage container.

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