Sesame Seared Tuna

Sesame Seared Tuna

World Cuisine Asian Japanese

Easy, great tasting tuna coated with sesame seeds, and quickly seared. This tuna is served rare, so be sure to use a good quality fresh tuna.

Servings per recipe: 4
Calories per serving: 422
Preparation time: 10m
Total cooking time: 20m


  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon mirin (Japanese sweet wine)
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 2 tablespoons sesame oil
  • 1 tablespoon rice wine vinegar
  • 4 (6 ounce) tuna steaks
  • 1/2 cup sesame seeds
  • wasabi paste
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil


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

Nutrion facts:

Total Fat 20.7g 32%
    Saturated Fat 3.0g  
Cholesterol 77mg 26%
Sodium 1045mg 42%
Potassium 879mg 25%
Total Carbohydrates 13.2g 4%
Dietary Fiber 2.3g 9%
Protein 44.1g 88%
Sugars 6g  
Vitamin A 92IU  
Vitamin C 1mg  
Calcium 207mg  
Iron 4mg  
Thiamin 1mg  
Niacin 26mg  
Vitamin B6 2mg  
Magnesium 155mg  
Folate 22mcg