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

Sesame Crusted Seared Ahi Tuna

Course: Appetizer, entree, Main Course, Seafood
Cuisine: Asian, Japanese, seafood
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 3 minutes
resting time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 8 minutes
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 57 kcal
Author: Kelly D
Tuna marinated in soy sauce and dark sesame oil, then crusted with sesame seeds and seared is heavenly. This restaurant-worthy meal can be made at home in just minutes and will impress all your friends. You can serve this hot as a main course with a side of rice or let cool to room temperature to serve over a salad dressed in ginger dressing.
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Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions

  1. In a bowl, whisk together the first 7 ingredients to make a marinade.
  2. Towel dry tuna steaks and place on a large piece of plastic wrap in a glass dish.
  3. Pour marinade over the fish, turning to coat well throughout.
  4. Wrap fish in plastic and chill for 30 minutes to an hour.
  5. Remove fish and coat in sesame seeds.
  6. Heat oil in a large skillet, wok or griddle until oil is smoking.
  7. 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.
  8. Transfer seared ahi to a platter and let rest 5 minutes. Use a very sharp serrated knife to slice thinly across the grain.
  9. Serve immediately with wasabi and soy sauce.

Recipe Notes

You can also chilled or serve at room temp, over your favorite salad greens. desired.

Nutrition Facts
Sesame Crusted Seared Ahi Tuna
Amount Per Serving
Calories 57 Calories from Fat 27
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 3g 5%
Sodium 724mg 30%
Potassium 69mg 2%
Total Carbohydrates 4g 1%
Sugars 1g
Protein 1g 2%
Vitamin A 0.2%
Vitamin C 2.9%
Calcium 3.3%
Iron 3.9%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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