Chili Powder Coated Tuna with Spicy Blackberry Coulis

I love tuna, and I would be completely satisfied eating it flashed saute with a horseradish sauce. It is quick, yummy and very satisfying. And it is a great substitute to sushi;-). But because I had purchased a blackberry jelly ( that I originally planned to use for a pork chop), I thought it would be fun to use it as an accompaniment for my fish. It was different, but I will repeat this recipe again… The spicy sweet combination was wonderful!

Ingredients for 1-2 person: 1 tuna steak, about 1 tbsp of chili powder, salt and pepper, 2 tbsp of blackberry jelly, 2 tbsp of light soy sauce, 1-3 drops of tabasco sauce, 1/2 tsp of toasted sesame oil.

In a little sauce pan, add the blackberry jelly, the soy sauce and the tabasco sauce. Bring to boil and cook for 3-5 minutes until the sauce is getting a bit thicker. Set aside.

Place the tuna steak on a plate and dash a little bit of salt and pepper on each side of the tuna. Then cover the tuna with chili  powder. In a small frying pan, drop 1/2 tsp of toasted sesame oil and bring the heat to medium-high heat. The oil should be hot to sear the tuna. Sear the tuna for 1-2 minutes on each side, just long enough to sear the sides but leaving the meat still red ( i like my fish rare;-)). Place the tuna steak on a plate and let it stand for a minute or two. Slice very thinly.

To serve spoon the sauce on the plate, and place the tuna slices on top of the sauce. Mangez!!!  YUM, YUM… How simple was that;-)

Bon Appetit and Happy Cooking!!!