Tuna Steak au Poivre

Prep Time: 
15 min
Serves: 
4
Ingredients: 
  • 3 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon grated peeled ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 scallion green, thinly sliced
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons black peppercorns
  • 1/2 teaspoon white peppercorns
  • 1 teaspoon coriander seeds
  • 2 pounds tuna steaks (1 inch thick)
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
Directions: 
  • Stir together soy sauce, water, lime juice, ginger, sugar, and scallion.
  • Coarsely crush peppercorns and coriander with a mortar and pestle or heavy skillet. Sprinkle tuna with 3/4 tsp salt, then press spice mixture evenly all over fish.
  • Heat oil in a 12-inch heavy skillet over medium-high heat until it shimmers, then sear tuna, turning once, about 6 minutes on each side for medium-rare.
  • Serve with dipping sauce.
Notes: 

Per serving: 318 calories, 9 g fat (1 g saturated), 101 mg cholesterol, 1197 mg sodium, 3 g carbohydrates, 1 g fiber, 53 g protein