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Seared Yellowfin Tuna with Mushroom Sauce


Seared tuna with mushroom sauce is a great combination. This recipe is easy,delicious and healthy.

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  • 2 1/4 teaspoons coarsely cracked black pepper
  • 2 1 1/4-inch-thick tuna steaks
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1 cup prepared polenta
  • 1/4 cup (1/2 stick) unsalted butter
  • 1/4 cup chopped shallots
  • 3/4 cup sliced mushrooms
  • 2 tablespoons sesame oil
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 3/4 cup canned low-salt chicken broth
  • 1/2 cup Sherry
  • 3/4 tablespoons toasted sesame seeds
  • Chopped chives



Step 1

Press 1/2 teaspoon cracked pepper onto each side of each tuna steak and sprinkle lightly with salt. Heat oil in heavy medium skillet over medium-high heat. Add tuna to skillet and sear until cooked to desired doneness, about 3 1/2 minutes per side for medium. Transfer tuna to plates; tent with foil to keep warm.

Add butter and shallots to same skillet. Sauté over medium heat until shallots soften, add mushrooms about 3 minutes. Remove skillet from heat. Add sesame oil, soy sauce and broth, then sherry. Place skillet over high heat and boil until sauce is reduced to 1/3 cup, about 8 minutes. Season with salt and remaining 1/4 teaspoon pepper.

Slice tuna and place over prepared polenta.Spoon sauce over tuna. Sprinkle with toasted sesame seeds and chopped chives.

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