|A beautiful rainbow over Matagi Island|
Okay - so now that I'm this great fisherwoman (lol!), I've been after my friend Kathy on Mystic Moon to give me a lesson on making sushi - something I like VERY much! While in route to the tiny Island of Matagi (pronounced Matangi) in early June, both Bella Vita and Mystic Moon landed some fresh tuna - what better time to have a sushi night than we had a plethora of fresh and tasty fish?
After another expert lesson on how to fillet my fish (thank you John!) we soon had some great looking fillets and nice smaller pieces for making sushi - dinner was ON! My contribution would be to teach Kathy my Mom's excellent recipe for seared Ahi coated with black and white sesame seeds - cool to look at AND delicious!
|All ready to roll up our sushi - so easy!|
|The finished tuna rolls - beautiful!|
How yummy do these finished rolls look? Even the guys got into the action with everyone making two rolls each. They were awesome!!!
|Seared tuna with black & white sesame seeds - yum!|
Next we prepared the sesame crusted seared Ahi. First you marinate the tuna for about half an hour in the following: soy sauce, sesame oil, rice wine vinegar, finely chopped garlic and hot chili oil. After you've marinated the tuna, mix about 1/4 cup each of black and white sesame seeds on a plate. Coat all sides of the tuna in the seeds and then coat your pan in a little more sesame oil and get it nice and hot. Sear each side for about 2 minutes - don't you dare overcook that tuna! It should be a nice pinkish-red on the inside, just like the picture shows - yummy. Thanks to Kathy for the beautiful presentation!
|Selfie of the gang on Mystic Moon - a great night!|