MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Babalu’s is the newest addition to Overton Square.
The Jackson, Miss based restaurant is known for Mexican food, especially Guacamole.
They also have other dishes including a delicious Ginger-Sesame Yellowfin Tuna.
Babalu’s Ginger-Seasame Yellowfin Tuna
Cook time: 3 to 4 minutes
3-ounce piece of Yellowfin tuna
1 cup white sesame seeds
1 cup black sesame seeds
4 tablespoons ground ginger
Step 1: Place sesame seeds and ginger in bowl and mix well.
Step 2: Cover tuna with sesame seeds on all sides.
Step 3: Place tuna in skillet of medium-high heat and cook on both sides until desired degree of doneness.
Step 4: Cut into slices and top with wasabi aioli. Served with marinated cucumbers.
12 tablespoons wasabi powder
3/4 cup cold water
6 cups mayonaise
3 teaspoons minced garlic
3 teaspoons minced shallots
3 tablespoons lime juice
3 tablespoons salt
Step 1: Mix wasabi powder and water in mixing bowl.
Step 2: Add mayonnaise, garlic, shallots, lime juice and salt.
Step 3: Mix well and pour over tuna.
4 fresh cucumbers
2 jalapeños (halved)
1 tablespoon black peppercorn
4 bay leaves
1/2 red onion (Julienned)
1 tablespoon salt
1/2 cup sugar
2 Fresno peppers (sliced thin)
Step 1: Peel 3 to 4 strips out of cucumbers.
Step 2: Slice to 1/4 inch thick.
Step 3: Mix with jalapeños, black peppercorn, bay leaves, red onion, salt, sugar and Fresno peppers.
Step 4: Let chill for 20 to 30 minutes then serve with tuna.