Wasabi-Horseradish Aioli Potato Crusted Tuna

Servings:  6

Ingredients:     6 oz Wasabi-Horseradish Aioli

                        1lb center-cut Bluefin Tuna

                        Freshly ground black pepper

                        Salt to taste

                        ¼ cup water

                        1 large white potato, peeled

                        2 tbsp olive oil


Cut the tuna into 2 inch logs, 1 ½ inches wide and 1 ½ inches thick.  Season the tuna with salt and pepper. 

Using a potato threader, cut the potato into thin curl-like pieces.  Season the potatoes with salt and pepper.  Divide the potato curls between the tuna logs in individual piles. 

Brush each piece of the tuna with the Wasabi Aioli, coating each side of the tuna completely.  Place a piece of the tuna in the center of each pile of potato curls.  Wrap the potatoes entirely over each piece of tuna, tightly.  In a large sauté pan, heat the olive oil.  When the oil in hot, pan-fry the tuna until golden brown, about 2-3 minutes on each side.  Fry the tuna in batches.  Serve the tuna on a platter with a drizzle of Wasabi Aioli.