Mr. Food: Tuna

Mr. Food is here to tell us how we can enjoy gourmet dining right in the comfort of our own home. Let's join the gourmet guru in the kitchen for another tasty dish.

We often go to a restaurant, try an incredible dish, and wonder how we could possibly make that at home. Recently, that happened when I ordered seared tuna. It's got all the rich red color and flavor that beef-eaters love, along with heart-healthy Omega fatty acids! It's the kind of tuna that's so "in" today.

Place 2 really fresh tuna steaks that are about 3/4 inch thick in a shallow bowl and pour a sauce over them that we've made by combining 1/4 cup soy sauce, 1/2 teaspoon cracked black pepper and 3 teaspoons wasabi paste; it's not exotic anymore.

Wasabi paste can be found in the ethnic section of most of our markets! Okay, let 'em sit about 10 minutes to let the flavors seep in, turning them until they're coated on both sides, then coat them in about 1/4 cup sesame seeds. Then put them on a preheated sprayed grill pan for only a couple minutes per side, leaving the center rare like a good steak, which is the today-popular way.

Or we can cook 'em to more doneness if we want. Either way, they're ready to thinly slice and serve! Teamed with some mashed potatoes or cut up into chunks for super hors d’oeuvres, ooh, you're really "in!” My favorite way is over a salad of mixed greens.

If you’d like the recipe, just send a self-addressed, stamped envelope marked "Sesame Tuna," to me, Mr. Food, right here at the station, or look for it online for feeling like a restaurant pro! And no matter which way we serve it, the reaction? Uh huh! "OOH IT'S SO GOOD!!®"