- STEP 1
In a small bowl rub the tuna in sesame oil, soy sauce, salt and pepper cover and marinate for 45-60 minutes at room temperature.
- STEP 2
For the dressing, combine all ingredients cover and refrigerate for one hour. To achieve the correct consistency, add water (about 1 tablespoon) just before serving until the dressing has the consistency of heavy cream. To balance the flavors of acidic, sweet and hot, adjust by adding lemon juice, sugar or hot sauce.
- STEP 3
In a very hot iron skillet, saute the tuna for one minute on each side. Wrap tightly in plastic wrap and refrigerate until ready to use. Slice thinly just prior to serving.
- STEP 4
In a large bowl, combine all salad ingredients, cover and refrigerate until ready to use.
- STEP 5
To serve, arrange the salad in a shallow bowl or flat plate, place thin slices of the tuna over the salad, top with the cilantro dressing. Garnish with lemon zest.
- STEP 6