Cumin Seared Albacore Tuna Loin

Ingredients

5 tablespoons Ground Cumin
4 tablespoons Olive Oil
1 Large Lemon, zested and juiced
1/2 teaspoon Salt

Preparation

1
Use a whole, clean and very fresh (or fresh frozen) albacore tuna loin with no skin or bones. 2-4 pound loins are sold frozen and vacuum packed in some Asian markets. You will be eating this partially raw, so it should be "sashimi grade."
2
Dry off the loin with a paper towel and then dust liberally all over with ground cumin.
3
Place 3 Tbs of olive oil in a frying pan large enough to hold the tuna loin. Heat the oil to where it just starts to smoke then reduce heat a bit and add the loin. Sear on all sides just until the cumin browns, no more than a few minutes. Do not overcook,you want most of the center of the loin to be raw. Remove from heat and allow to cool.
4
Place remaining olive oil, zest and juice from lemon, and green onion in a blender and whiz until green onion is smoothly integrated into a sauce. Adjust the salt to taste.
5
Thinly slice the tuna loin on a platter and drizzle with the sauce and serve.

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Can be made a head of time, refrigerated and served cold as an appetizer or over a salad of butter lettuce. If you leave the sauce on for an hour or so before serving, the lemon will "cook" it a bit like ceviche.

Yield:

4.0

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Tuesday, December 7, 2010 - 12:04pm

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