Seared Yellow Fin Tuna

READY IN: 31mins
Recipe by Arimaeis

A quick and very tasty way to prepare sushi grade yellow fin tuna.

Top Review by ytreece

This was simple and delicious as written. I seared for about 10 sec each side and used the tongs laid across the three steaks to hold the tuna on its sides. Next time I make this I think I will add grated ginger, sesame oil, and garlic to the soy sauce, and possibly brown sugar or mirin, but it might burn at that temp. I think a creamy wasabi sauce drizzled over it would be good too. Maybe wasabi with garlic, salt and heavy cream or thin sour cream. The presentation of this dish was really pretty.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cut tuna steak in half.
  2. Pour soy sauce into shallow container and place tuna into soy sauce for 10 minutes. Flip pieces over and allow to sit in soy sauce for another 10 minutes.
  3. Pour both types of sesame seed into a small plate and coat tuna on all sides by pressing the tuna into the seeds.
  4. Put olive oil into pan and heat until it reaches smoking point.
  5. Sear tuna on all sides for five seconds. Seeds are very likely to pop from the heat.
  6. Pull tuna from pan and allow to rest for 10 minutes.
  7. Slice thinly and serve.

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