YORK, Pa. — As the heat ramps up, you may be looking for a lighter dinner that won't leave you feeling sluggish.
Olivia's sesame seared tuna with roasted sweet potatoes does the trick. Best enjoyed sitting out on the patio with a citrus peach margarita in hand, this summery meal will hit the spot.
2 tablespoons, poppy seeds
5 tablespoons, white sesame seeds
1 teaspoon, granulated garlic
1/2 teaspoon, black pepper
1 teaspoon, brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon, dried oregano
1/2 teaspoon, kosher salt
Cut the tuna steak into six- to eight-ounce portions. Pat the steaks dry with a paper towel. Drizzle them with soy sauce. Combine all of the crust ingredients and use it coat all sides of the tuna steak. Preheat a cast iron pan on the medium-high setting. Add two ounces of sesame oil. Carefully place the tuna steaks in the pan. Sear each side for approximately one minute, then remove from heat. Slice the tuna thin, then serve it with stir fry veggies and roasted sweet potatoes.
Roasted sweet potatoes
Cut the sweet potatoes in half lengthwise. Season them with a pinch of salt. Place the potatoes on a baking sheet, skin side up. Roast them in an oven preheated to 375 degrees Fahrenheit until fork tender. Turn them over, and spoon ginger butter over the tops. Place the sweet potatoes back in the oven to caramelize for approximately five minutes. Remove them from the oven, then top with diced scallions.
4 tablespoons, scallions, thinly sliced
1 tablespoon, fresh ginger, finely minced
1 tablespoon, garlic butter
4 tablespoons, shredded coconut
2 tablespoons, brown sugar
1 tablespoon, sesame oil
3 tablespoons, shallots, finely chopped
In a sauté pan on medium-high heat, sauté the shallots with the garlic butter and sesame oil until they are translucent. Add the ginger, cooking for approximately one minute. Add the coconut and brown sugar, stirring constantly on low-medium heat. Dissolve the sugar, making sure not to burn it.
Citrus peach margarita
1800 Silver Tequila
Italicus Bergamot Orange Liqueur
Sweet and sour
White peach syrup
Tajín Peach Rings garnish
1/2 sugar, 1/2 salt rim
Fill a glass with ice. Add all of the ingredients to a shaker. Shake it vigorously to incorporate all of the flavors. Pour the drink into the rimmed glass. Garnish the cocktail with Tajín Peach Rings.