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Sashimi grade seared ahi tuna with brown rice, daikon radish, carrots and topped with some homemade orange teriyaki sauce
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Seared Ahi Tuna Lettuce Cups

Leaves of butter lettuce are filled with healthy brown rice, daikon radish, carrots and slices of fresh seared ahi tuna. Topped off with a drizzle of orange teriyaki sauce.
Course Salad
Cuisine Japanese
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 4 minutes
Total Time 34 minutes
Servings 6 people
Calories 200kcal
Author foodnessgracious

Ingredients

For the Teriyaki Sauce

  • 1/2 cup soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 2 tablespoons brown rice vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 tablespoon orange juice
  • 1/2 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • pound Half a of sashimi grade ahi tuna
  • 3 tablespoon olive oil divided
  • Salt and black pepper
  • 1/2 cup toasted sesame seeds
  • Butter lettuce
  • 3 cups brown rice cooked and cooled
  • 1 piece of daikon radish about 4 inches long cut into thin strips
  • 1 carrot cut into thin strips
  • 2 green onions thinly sliced
  • 1/2 cup chopped salted cashew nuts

Instructions

  • Make the sauce by combining the soy sauce, water, vinegar, sugar, garlic and orange.
  • Bring to a simmer and whisk until the sugar is dissolved.
  • Mix the cornstarch and water together then add to the sauce.
  • Bring to a boil and whisk until it thickens slightly. Set aside.
  • Rub the tuna with one tablespoon of olive oil and season with salt and pepper
  • Roll in the sesame seeds to completely cover.
  • Heat the remaining 2 tablespoons olive oil in a non-stick pan until hot.
  • Place the tuna in the pan and sear on one side for about two minutes.
  • Flip the tuna over and cook for a further two minutes. This should be enough to still have the tuna be rare in the center.
  • Let the tuna rest.
  • Pick out some nice butter lettuce leaves and place on a serving platter, about 8
  • Place a heaped tablespoon of brown rice onto the lettuce.
  • Slice the tuna into thin strips about 4 inches long and place one piece on top of each pile of rice.
  • Top each piece of tuna with some daikon and carrot strips.
  • Sprinkle each lettuce cup with some chopped green onion and cashew nuts.
  • Lastly, drizzle some of the orange teriyaki sauce over each lettuce cup and serve immediately.

Notes

Teriyaki sauce slightly adapted from Food Network

Nutrition

Calories: 200kcal