Sesame Seared Tuna Recipe

If you’re like me that don’t want to spend a lot of time at a hot oven, or stove, then this easy Sesame Seared Tuna Recipe is for you too! It’s super quick and only requires heat briefly! It’s one of our family’s absolute favorite meals- and takes virtually no time to prepare!

Yummy, easy, and healthy sesame seared tuna dish!

LET’S make sesame seared tuna RECIPE

Switch for a healthier, and greener option as you serve this easy sesame tuna recipe at dinner tonight. You may or may not marinate ahead your tuna steaks as stated in Step 1 below.

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SESAME SEARED TUNA ingredients

  • 2pcs thickly cut Ahi sushi grade Tuna steaks. Tip: You can ask your seafood grocer to cut you a piece fresh from the whole fish they have in the back, rather than taking a pre-cut piece of tuna that may be looking sad on ice in their case.
  • Canola or sesame oil
  • Black Sesame seeds
  • A bed of greens

DIRECTIONS TO MAKE sesame seared tuna RECIPE

Step 1

Marinate your tuna steaks in sesame oil and soy sauce for a few hours ahead of searing.

Step 2

Heat a frying pan to high heat.

Step 3

Spread black sesame seeds on a plate.

Step 4

Put tuna in the sesame seeds and coat all sides, add more or fewer sesame seeds to your taste

Step 5

Add a drop of canola oil to the hot pan. Then place tuna steak in for 2-3 minutes, and leave until you see the cooked tuna get about 1/3rd of the way up the fillet.

Step 6

Flip tuna and let sear for another 2-3 minutes, or until there is more cooked tuna than pink in the middle of the fillet, as seen above.

Step 7

Turn tuna onto the pan to sear the rest of the sides for 10 seconds.

Step 8

Slice Tuna on the bias.

let’s make sesame seared tuna dipping sauce

  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon mirin (Japanese sweet wine)
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 2 tablespoons sesame oil
  • 2tablespoon rice wine vinegar

Mix together and drizzle over tuna or use as a side dipping sauce!

Yield: 4-5 servings

Sesame Seared Tuna Recipe

Sesame Seared Tuna Recipe

Get dinner on the table for 10 minutes with this quick and easy Sesame Seared Tuna recipe!

Prep Time 3 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 13 minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 thickly cut Ahi sushi grade Tuna steaks. Tip: You can ask your seafood grocer to cut you a piece fresh from the whole fish they have in the back, rather than taking a pre-cut piece of tuna that may be looking sad on ice in their case.
  • Canola or sesame oil
  • Black Sesame seeds
  • A bed of greens

Instructions

    1. Marinate your Tuna steaks in sesame oil and soy sauce for a few hours ahead of searing

    2. Heat a frying pan to high heat.

    3. Spread black sesame seeds on a plate.

    4. Put tuna in the sesame seeds and coat all sides, add more or fewer sesame seeds to your taste.

    5. Add a drip of canola oil to the hot pan. Then place tuna steak in, and leave until you see the cooked tuna get about 1/3rd of the way up the fillet for 2-3 minutes.

    6. Flip tuna and let sear for another 2-3 minutes, or until there is more cooked tuna than pink in the middle of the fillet, as seen above.

    7. Turn the tuna onto the pan to sear rest of sides for about 10 seconds each.

    8. Slice Tuna on the bias.

Notes

Sesame Dipping Sauce:

  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon mirin (Japanese sweet wine)
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 2 tablespoons sesame oil
  • 2tablespoon rice wine vinegar
  • Mix together and drizzle over tuna or use as a side dipping sauce!

Did you try the recipe?! How did it go?

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