Perfectly seared tuna served with crunchy pickled vegetables and a mild miso vinaigrette.
*cajun seasoning can be used instead of sesame seed preparation
Put sesame seeds, black pepper and chili flakes in a shallow bowl or plate. Rub entire block of fish in sesame oil, coat with sesame seed mixture. Heat a lightly oil, heavy skillet or cast iron skillet until extremly hot. Sear tuna for 45-60 seconds on each side.
Mix all ingredients in a bowl and chill until ready to use.
In a saucepan over medium heat; warm vinegar. Remove from heat; stir in sugar until dissolved. Set aside to cool completely. In a large mixing bowl; toss together cucumber, carrot, daikon and salt. Allow to sit 15 minutes. Rinse and drain well. Squeeze all remaining water. Return to mixing bowl; toss with ginger and vinegar mixture.
Pour a thin layer of miso sauce on the plate. Place a pile of pickled vegetables on edge of plate, slice seared tuna thinly and plate.
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