The deceptive simplicity of this dish highlights the complexity of rich flavor imparted by our seared tuna steak paired with tender sauteed string beans, garlic, soy and ginger.
Seared Tuna Steak with String Beans
Lightly coat the tuna steaks with oil. Pat salt, pepper and sesame seeds on both sides.
Add 1 Tbsp oil to cast iron skillet and bring to medium-high heat.
Place tuna steaks in skillet when oil just starts to smoke.
Cook each side for 45 -60 seconds (or until desired temperature).
Heat a medium-sized pan fitted with a lid over medium-low heat. Add sesame oil and olive oil, and heat until oil is warmed but not smoking.
Add garlic and ginger, saute for 30 seconds, continuously stirring until fragrant. Add green beans and increase heat to medium, saute for 1 minute. Add one tablespoon water and one teaspoon soy sauce, stir to combine. Cover and allow to cook for 2 minutes.
Stir and cover, cook another 1 to 2 minutes, or until beans are crispy and tender. Turn off heat. Season with salt and pepper as needed. Sprinkle beans with sesame seeds.