If you want to go a step further, blend garlic, lemon, chives and some salt and pepper into mayonnaise to serve atop or next to the tuna.
And an even further step is to make the mayo from scratch....but that's a story for another day.
Fennel and Coriander Crusted Tuna
1 tablespoon whole coriander seed
1 tablespoon black peppercorns
1 tablespoon kosher salt1 1/2 pounds tuna steaks (1 inch thick or more), 4 to 6 portions
- Prepare grill.
- Toast fennel, coriander and pepper over medium heat, about 3 minutes. Grind spices and add salt.
- Coat tuna with olive oil. Sprinkle with spice mixture, press down. Sear tuna until. Rare center is about 2 minutes per side. Optional: refrigerate 1 hour, then cut into slices.
3 tablespoons mayonnaise
Zest of one lemon
1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
1 tablespoons fresh chives
1 garlic clove, finely chopped
- Whisk all ingredients in small bowl. refrigerate for at least an hour.