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Tim Creehan’s Black Pepper Crusted Yellow Fin Tuna Seared Rare


  • 4 (6oz) Yellow Fin Tuna Steaks
  • Black Pepper
  • ½ Cup Canola Oil
  • 4 Cups Spinach, cleaned
  • 4 Tsp. Soy Sauce
  • 4 Tsp. Rice Vinegar
  • Pinch Ginger, chopped
  • 1 Tsp. Water
  • 2 tsp. Crushed Red Pepper
  • 1 Tsp. Chive, chopped
  • ½ Sweet Red Pepper, diced
  • 20 Chives, whole


Blend the soy sauce, vinegar, ginger, water, crushed red pepper and chopped chives. Let the sauce stand at room temperature for 30 minutes. (The sauce is available at Destin Ice Seafood Market already prepared.) Press the black pepper into both sides of the tuna steak. Heat the canola oil in a sauté pan until very hot. Sear the tuna steaks for 10 seconds on each side and remove from pan. Place the spinach in the sauté pan and toss until wilted. Transfer the spinach to 4 large dinner plates. Thinly slice the tuna across the grain. Arrange the tuna slices over the spinach in a star shape. Garnish the tuna with diced red pepper, whole chives and finish with prepared sauce. Serves 4.