Sesame-Seared Tuna


11 min

Sesame-Seared Tuna

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11 min


4 persons




4.00 rating-star (524)


Author: Victoria Bailey
This sesame-seared tuna is an easy, great-tasting dish. Fresh tuna steaks are coated with sesame seeds, then quickly seared and served rare, so be sure to use good quality fresh tuna.


  • soy sauce : 0.25 cup
  • sesame oil : 2 Tbsp
  • mirin (Japanese sweet wine) : 1 Tbsp
  • honey : 1 Tbsp
  • rice wine vinegar : 1 Tbsp
  • sesame seeds : 0.5 cup
  • (6 ounce) tuna steaks : 4 piece
  • olive oil : 1 Tbsp
  • wasabi paste : 0 piece

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Stages of cooking

  1. Stir together soy sauce, sesame oil, mirin, and honey in a small bowl. Pour half into a separate small bowl, stir in rice wine vinegar, and set it aside as a dipping sauce.
  2. Spread sesame seeds out on a plate. Coat tuna steaks with remaining soy sauce mixture, then press into sesame seeds to coat.
  3. Heat olive oil in a cast iron skillet over high heat until very hot. Place steaks in the pan; sear for about 30 seconds on each side. Serve with dipping sauce and wasabi paste.

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