Sesame-Seared Tuna


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.

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
1 mins
Total Time:
11 mins
4 steaks


  • ¼ cup soy sauce

  • 2 tablespoons sesame oil

  • 1 tablespoon mirin (Japanese sweet wine)

  • 1 tablespoon honey

  • 1 tablespoon rice wine vinegar

  • ½ cup sesame seeds

  • 4 (6 ounce) tuna steaks

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

  • wasabi paste


  1. 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.

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

  3. 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.


Nutrition Facts (per serving)

422 Calories
21g Fat
13g Carbs
44g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 422
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 21g 27%
Saturated Fat 3g 16%
Cholesterol 77mg 26%
Sodium 1046mg 45%
Total Carbohydrate 13g 5%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Total Sugars 6g
Protein 44g
Vitamin C 1mg 7%
Calcium 207mg 16%
Iron 4mg 23%
Potassium 879mg 19%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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