Learn how to make seared tuna with edamame beans for a low carbohydrate appetizer.
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Here’s an appetizer or dinner combo you’re really going to love. Seared ahi tuna with sesame seeds and edamame beans, low carb and so good for you. Start with the ahi, two large tuna steaks. Take a sharp knife and cut them into triangle logs. This way, they’ll be easier to work with and they’ll look great too. Season your fish with ground pepper and sea salt. Then roll them in sesame seeds. Use black and white seeds for more color. Once they’re coated, it’s time to sear. Make sure your pan is hot, add some canola oil and a tablespoon of butter. Right when the butter melts add your ahi. You don’t want the butter to burn. Don’t walk away yet, the tuna takes only moments in the pan. Turn and let it sear on all sides just long enough to toast the seeds on the outside, you don’t want to cook it all the way through. The key to this dish is finding the freshest ahi possible. Look for a firm texture and a nice ruby red color. Next up the side dish, edamame are soybeans and you can find them in your freezer section at the grocery store. Bring a pot of water to a boil and salt it heavily to give these beans great flavor. Pour the whole bag in and in just 5 to 7 minutes, they’ll be done. This is a quick and healthy snake that kids love too. Looks like we’re ready to drain. Two quick dishes down and we’re ready to put it all together. Alright, a little wasabi for our plate, a little salt for our beans and let’s give it a try. It looks great.