Sesame and Black Pepper Seared Tuna

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 10 mins

I've tried a few seared tuna recipes and took elements I liked from them to create this recipe. I find it to produce a really tasty product. Let me know how you like it! I find it best served with a spinach salad and/or other side dishes.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Mix together ingredients 2 through 5 to make a marinade.
  2. Marinate the tuna steaks for at least 10 minutes (I tend to buy sashimi grade tuna medallions/steaks).
  3. Pour the two oils into a frying pan, preferably non-stick or anodized, and heat over low-medium flame.
  4. Place the tuna steaks in the hot oil.
  5. Pour one teaspoon corn starch onto each tuna steak, then one teaspoon sesame seeds and half the fresh ground black pepper.
  6. After about 4 minutes, flip the steak over. Cover the other side with 1 teaspoon sesame seeds and the rest of the fresh ground black pepper.
  7. Cook for another 3-4 minutes.
  8. Flip the tuna steak over one last time for about 1 min to toast the sesame seeds.
  9. Let rest for a few minutes before slicing and serving.


Most Helpful

I love the idea...but, my technique is lacking - didn't quite turn out amazing as it should have...but, fault. I think I'm destined to order fish at restaurants...when I cook it, it just never turns out right - too bad, this could have been amazing

ShortieNJ February 14, 2010

This recipe is awesome! My boyfriend and I were so sick of my boring fish recipes until we came across this one. Definitely the best tuna I have ever made. The only suggestion I have is to keep an eye on the doneness of your tuna. Next time I will only cook the tuna for 2 minutes on each side.

aebrady0576 August 16, 2008

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