One more fish dish for French Friday…this has been one heck of a fishy month! This week it’s Spice Crusted Tuna! As luck would have it, I was on Long Island last weekend for my twin grandsons' birthday! Long Island, home to wonderfully fresh seafood! I was able to secure two absolutely gorgeous sushi grade tuna steaks, from a fabulous seafood store. They were not cheap, at 24.99 a pound, I was glad I only needed two steaks. Cor J’s is well known on the Island! They are a wholesale seafood supplier to many of the high-end restaurants! They are also extremely accommodating and helpful! These fishmongers know their stuff!
A delightful dinner
The recipe is simple, and super quick to prepare! Mixing the spice mixture was pretty straightforward. I cut the amount in half because I was only doing two steaks. Smash the seeds from about six cardamom pods, a teaspoon of white peppercorns, a teaspoon of coriander seeds, two thin slices of fresh ginger, chopped, and fleur de sel in a mortar. Press the mixture onto the lightly oiled tuna steaks, and sear in a very hot fry pan for two minutes on each side. Since my husband and I are not fond of very heavily spiced dishes, I chose to go lightly on the amount of spice I sprinkled onto the fish. These were absolutely wonderful!! Another five star meal at home! Happy Friday everyone!!
Although this is pretty much a non-recipe, it can be found in Dorie Greenspans cookbook “Around My French Table”. To see what the other Doristas thought of this one, check it out here.