Seared Pepper Ahi Tuna
2 8-ounce Ahi tuna steaks, about 1 inch thick
1 teaspoon kosher salt
1 tablespoon coarsely cracked black pepper
1 teaspoon oriental sesame oil
1 tablespoon soy sauce
2 tablespoons dry sherry
1 tablespoon chopped green onions
Sprinkle tuna steaks on both sides with kosher salt and coarse black pepper, pressing gently to adhere. Heat sesame oil in a large non-stick skillet over high heat.
Add tuna steaks and sear until brown outside and pink in center, about 2 minutes per side. Transfer tuna steaks to plates and keep warm.
Add soy sauce and sherry to same skillet. Reduce heat and simmer until mixture is slightly reduced, about 1 minute. Spoon sauce over tuna steaks. Sprinkle with green onions.
Serve on a bed of rice with cucumbers and orange zest garnish.
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