Everything Tuna With Udon Noodles Recipe
  • 4 tuna steaks (4-5 ounces each)
  • ¼ cup dried onion
  • ¼ cup dried garlic
  • 1 tablespoon sesame seeds
  • 1 tablespoon poppy seeds
  • 1 tablespoon coarse sea salt
  • 2 egg whites
  • 3 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil
  • 1lb Udon noodles (cooked per package directions, reserving 1 cup of pasta water)
  • ¼ cup soy sauce
  • ¼ cup Mirin ((sweet, cooking rice wine))
  • 3 tablespoons rice wine vinegar
  • 1-2 scallions (chopped, green part only, for garnish)
  1. Rinse the tuna steaks and pat dry with a paper towel. Set aside.
  2. Set up your “batter” station by setting out two flat pans with rims. In one pan, break up the egg whites with a fork for the egg wash. In the next pan, combine the onion, garlic, seeds and salt.
  3. Because the tuna takes very little time to sear, go ahead and cook your Udon noodles per the package directions. Be sure to reserve a cup of the pasta water to add to the sauce. Add the water and noodles back to the pot and keep over a very low flame. Add the soy sauce, Mirin and rice wine vinegar. Keep warm.
  4. In a large skillet, heat the vegetable oil and sesame oil over high heat being careful not to let it smoke.
  5. Working quickly, dip the tuna into the egg wash and then the seed mixture and coat the steak completely.
  6. Place the tuna in the hot skillet to sear. About 1 minute on each side for rare tuna.
  7. Add a portion of noodles in a large bowl with sauce and top with a tuna steak and a sprinkling of scallions.
Recipe by Kitchen Conundrum at http://kitchenconundrum.com/2011/05/everything-tuna-with-udon-noodles-recipe/