Sesame Tuna with Soy Miso Dressing


This recipe is served at a seafood restaurant in Royal Oak, Michigan. The sesame covered tuna is done medium rare inside (almost like sushi) and has a fantastic soy miso dressing drizzled over the top. One of the best seafood dishes I love!

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
4 mins
Total Time:
24 mins
2 steaks


  • ¾ cup sesame seeds, divided

  • ½ teaspoon seasoning salt

  • 1 teaspoon ground white pepper

  • 1 teaspoon onion powder

  • 1 tablespoon wasabi powder

  • 1 teaspoon coarse kosher salt

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour

  • 2 eggs

  • 3 fluid ounces milk

  • 2 (4 ounce) tuna steaks (about 3/4 inch thick)

  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil

  • 1 (1.12 ounce) package miso soup mix

  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce


  1. In a shallow bowl, mix together 1/2 cup of sesame seeds, seasoning salt, white pepper, onion powder, wasabi powder, kosher salt and flour; set aside. In a separate bowl, mix together the eggs and milk.

  2. Dip tuna steaks in the egg mixture, then dredge in the flour mixture until well coated on both sides. Press on as many extra sesame seeds as possible, so it is well coated. Heat the vegetable oil in a large heavy skillet over medium-high heat. Fry tuna steaks for 2 minutes per side, and immediately remove from heat. The inside of the fish should still be red.

  3. To make the soy miso dressing, mix together the miso soup mix and soy sauce. Heat in a small saucepan or microwave, and drizzle over steaks.

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