Seared Pepper Ahi Tuna

INGREDIENTS
2 8-ounce Ahi tuna steaks, about 1 inch thick
1 teaspoon kosher salt
1 tablespoon coarsely cracked black pepper
1 teaspoon oriental sesame oil
1 tablespoon soy sauce
2 tablespoons dry sherry
1 tablespoon chopped green onions

METHOD
Sprinkle tuna steaks on both sides with kosher salt and coarse black pepper, pressing gently to adhere. Heat sesame oil in a large nonstick skillet over high heat.

Add tuna steaks and sear until brown outside and pink in center, about 2 minutes per side. Transfer tuna steaks to plates and keep warm.

Add soy sauce and sherry to same skillet. Reduce heat and simmer until mixture is slightly reduced, about 1 minute. Spoon sauce over tuna steaks. Sprinkle with green onions.

Serve on a bed of rice with cucumbers and orange zest garnish.