Dinner for Two: Sesame Seared Tuna with Soy Lime Noodles

Dinner for Two

Quick recipes for you and your dinner mate.

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[Photograph: Kerry Saretsky]

This is quickly winning over the coveted place in my heart for Best Dinner for Two. It has all the criteria: Superman speed, phenomenal taste, and it's pretty guiltless.

Just buy some good tuna and coat it with sesame seeds (I use a combination of white and black, but use either, or you could even omit them). Give it a quick sear in the pan, followed by a bunch of asparagus. My supermarket sells ready-cooked Asian egg noodles in the produce section. I just toss them with some soy sauce, lime juice, and water (so light and savory and refreshing) along with the asparagus, chopped green onion, and fresh cilantro. Then, the tuna is placed on top, the crowning glory; pink on the inside and crisp from sesame coating.

This is a once-a-week meal; it just hits the spot.