Sesame Crusted Seared Ahi Tuna Recipe
Sesame Crusted Seared Ahi Tuna is marinated in soy sauce and dark sesame oil then just barely seared and served with wasabi dream. Easy and delicious.
Sesame Crusted Seared Ahi Tuna
- 2 T lite soy sauce
- 2 T freshly squeezed lemon juice
- 1 T Dark Asian toasted sesame oil - found in the Asian aisle
- 2 t garlic powder
- 2 t granulated sugar
- 1 t kosher salt
- 1 t freshly cracked black pepper
- 2 T dark and light sesame seeds
- 1 T freshly chopped green scallions
- Wasabi and soy sauce for serving
- 2 to 2 1/2 lbs fresh ahi tuna steaks - about 1 1/2-1 2/3 inches thick
- vegetable oil for cooking
- Optional: pickled ginger
- In a bowl, whisk together the first 7 ingredients to make a marinade.
- Towel dry tuna steaks and place on a large piece of plastic wrap in a glass dish.
- Pour marinade over the fish, turning to coat well throughout.
- Wrap fish in plastic and chill for 30 minutes to an hour.
- Remove fish and coat in sesame seeds.
- Heat oil in a large skillet, wok or griddle until oil is smoking.
- Sear 1 1/2 inch thick ahi steaks for 1 1/2 minutes per side on high heat, carefully flip with a fish spatula or flat spatula. If your tuna steaks are thinner reduce cooking time appropriately.
- Transfer seared ahi to a platter and let rest 5 minutes. Use a very sharp serrated knife to slice thinly across the grain.
- Serve immediately with wasabi and soy sauce.
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