Recipe: 10-Minute Seared Tuna

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Yield: 2 servings

12-ounces of tuna cut into 2 steaks

2 tablespoons mirin rice wine, (can be found in Asian section of supermarket)

2 tablespoons fresh squeezed lemon juice

2 tablespoons soy sauce

1 tablespoon minced fresh ginger

3 tablespoons minced scallion

salt & white pepper to taste

Preheat 10-12 inch stainless steel skillet over medium high heat for 2 minutes.

While pan is preheating, rub tuna with one tablespoon of the lemon juice, season with a little salt and white pepper, and prepare ginger and scallion.

Cook tuna for one to two minutes on each side, depending on thickness, and remove from pan. one minute will cook it rare. Place on a plate.

Turn heat down to medium and add rest of ingredients to pan in order given, and cook for one minute. Season with salt and pepper. Pour over tuna and serve.

-- Emily Simnitt