For Easter Sunday this year, Ryan and I decided to make a simple yet very tasty dinner. Since we both love fish, Ryan volunteered to make seared tuna. Yup, he volunteered to make dinner! Applause!! For a change, he did not do the usual salt and pepper. Rather, he marinated the tuna in 7-up and soy sauce. I must admit, it was really good! Even though we marinated the tuna for only an hour, the finished dish still burst with flavor, and oh so juicy. We will not get tired of making this dish, and next time we make it, we will marinate the fish overnight to make the flavor even more pronounced. As a side dish, we decided to pair it with pesto pasta. A very delicious Easter dinner indeed!
Seared Tuna (version 2)
1 lb Ahi Tuna
1 can 7-up
1/2 cup soy sauce
- Combine 7-up and soy sauce in a medium-sized bowl. Marinate the Ahi Tuna in the soy sauce solution for at least an hour, to overnight.
- For searing the tuna:
- Heat a saute pan over high heat for 5 minutes until very hot.
- Season the tuna liberally with salt and pepper.
- When the pan is very hot, add a drizzle of olive oil and then the tuna steaks. [I coated the tuna with olive oil then seasoned it with salt and pepper, instead of putting the oil in the pan]
- Sear for 1 1/2 to 2 minutes on each side, or until the outside is browned, but the inside is very rare.