***Tuna*** 1 pound tuna loin, yellowfin or other impeccably fresh tuna 1 tablespoon sesame oil salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste ***Wasabi Cream Cheese*** 1/4 cup wasabi powder 1/4 cup water 8 ounces plain cream cheese, softened 6 sesame bagels, halved, buttered and grilled 1 cup daikon sprouts, loosely packed 2 tablespoons pickled ginger
For the tuna, heat a large saute pan over high heat to just before smoking. Rub the tuna with sesame oil and season well with salt and pepper. Sear all sides for 1 minute per side. Cut into thin slices against the grain.
For the wasabi cream cheese, in a medium bowl, make a paste with the wasabi and water. Blend evenly with the cream cheese.
Spread over the grilled bagel halves and top with tuna and daikon sprouts. Garnish with pickled ginger.