Tuesday, June 19, 2007
Seared Tuna Sandwiches With Wasabi Mayonnaise
Title: Seared Tuna Sandwiches With Wasabi Mayonnaise
Source: Hans Röckenwagner of Röckenwagner - Los Angeles, CA
2 teaspoons wasabi powder (available at Asian and specialty markets)
1 Tablespoon water
¾ cup mayonnaise
4 whole English muffins, split and grilled
4 leaves red leaf lettuce
¼ cup grated daikon radish (optional-- available at Asian and specialty markets)
4 (4 x 4 x ½-inch thick) slices sushi-grade Ahi tuna
Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
1 Tablespoon vegetable oil
1 plum tomato, thinly sliced
In a small mixing bowl, combine wasabi powder and water to form a smooth paste. Add mayonnaise, whisking to mix thoroughly. Cover and refrigerate until needed.
Spread each English muffin half with wasabi mayonnaise. Place 2 muffin halves on each plate, topping one half with red leaf lettuce and spoonful of daikon radish.
Season tuna slices with salt and pepper. In a non-stick skillet, bring vegetable oil to medium-high heat. Add tuna and sear for 10 seconds per side (be careful not to overcook). Immediately remove tuna from pan and place on the muffin halves with daikon radish.
Top tuna with tomato slices and close sandwiches. Slice diagonally and serve.
An Alsatian Gewurztraminer such as the Hugel et Fils Gewurztraminer 2002
Round Out the Meal:
With coleslaw and sweet potato shoestring fries
Yield: 4 Servings
(From Röckenwagner by Hans Röckenwagner, Ten Speed Press, 1997.)
Posted by John at 2:18 PM