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204 - Seared Ahi with Wasabi Vinaigrette
It's light and healthy, it has a cool gourmet vibe and your date will never expect you to have the kitchen skillz to prepare it.
Slam dunk. Game over. She's putty in your hands, buddy.
2 slabs of ahi (or yellowfin) tuna, about 3" x 3" or so each
Heat an oiled pan or griddle on high. Coat both sides of the ahi pieces first with oil, then with salt, pepper and black sesame seeds. Once the pan has heated up, place one of the ahi pieces on the pan. You should hear it sizzling. (If not, remove it from the pan and wait until the pan is hotter.) Cook for about 2 minutes, or until you see a thin stripe of white on the side you are cooking. Flip it over and repeat on the other side. Once both sides are cooked, stand the ahi up on it's side and cook the two ends. Remove from the heat and repeat for the second piece of ahi.
Slice each ahi piece into 1/3" strips. Make sure you slice in the direction that gives you strips that are cooked on the ouside but raw on the inside. Arrange the slices on a plate like a fan, leaving some room for your salad.
Salad with Wasabi Vinaigrette
Mixed greens salad mix
Mix the honey, vinegar and oils in a small bowl or measuring cup. Add wasabi to your preferred heat level. You can find wasabi in paste or powdered form, and it may come in different strengths. We used wasabi paste packaged in a tube for the video. Chop up a few cilantro leaves (no stems) so that you have about a tablespoon of chopped cilantro, then mix it into the vinaigrette.
Arrange some of the mixed green salad on the plate next to the fan of seared ahi. Top the salad with the vinaigrette.