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
Stages of cooking
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.
Spread sesame seeds out on a plate. Coat tuna steaks with remaining soy sauce mixture, then press into sesame seeds to coat.
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.