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Seared Tuna Steaks with Citrusy Soy Sauce

1/2 cup soy sauce

1/4 cup mirin

1 small shallot, thinly sliced

1/2 jalapeño, seeded and chopped

2 tablespoons fresh orange juice

One 3-inch strip of lemon zest plus 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice

1 teaspoon sugar

1/4 teaspoon ground coriander

1 tablespoon vegetable oil

Four 4-ounce tuna steaks, 1 inch thick

Salt and freshly ground pepper

In a small saucepan, combine the soy sauce, mirin, shallot, jalapeño, orange juice, lemon zest and juice, sugar and coriander. Simmer over moderate heat until reduced by half, about 8 minutes. Strain the sauce.

In a large nonstick skillet, heat the oil until shimmering. Season the tuna with salt and pepper. Cook over high heat for 1 minute per side. Transfer the tuna to a platter and let rest for 1 minute; thickly slice and serve with the sauce.

Total Time: 20 min



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