February 16, 2008

Sesame Seared Yellowtail

2 tablespoons canola oil
1 teaspoon hot chile (sesame) oil
2 yellowtail fillets*
sea salt
sesame seeds
In a large pan, heat the oils. Sprinkle the fish with the fish the salt and sesame seeds. Cook the fish for 30 seconds on each side. Remove from heat and slice.

*I used Kona Kampachi, a new variety of substanably ocean harvested sushi-grade Hawaiian yellowtail that is very high in Omega-3. I highly recommend ordering some here. It arrives extremely fresh and smelling of the sea.

My thoughts:
This was seriously some of the best fish I've ever had. Just perfect raw or seared or even steamed. Prepared this way, you get a hint of spice and sesame but the star is still the fish.