Seared Sesame-crusted Tuna
photo by Maito
- Ready In:
- In a shallow dish, combine the two types of sesame seeds and stir to mix.
- Season the tuna with salt and pepper and dredge in the sesame seeds, coating the tuna evenly.
- In a non stick pan, warm the oil until smoking, arrange the tuna in the pan (making sure not to overcrowd) and cook until the white sesame seeds start to turn golden underneath (around 1 minute).
- Carefully turn the tuna over and cook for about another minute.
- Transfer the tuna to a cutting board and cut into 1/4 inch thick slices.
- Serve immediately.
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I am a bachelor with limited cooking experience. I love sesame crusted tuna when I dine out, so thought I'd give this recipe a try. This is a very simple recipe to prepare and the results were great! The tuna turned out perfectly and the flavor from the roasted sesame seeds was great! I think the only thing that could have improved the result would be to add a small amount of some sauce. Something wasabi or ginger based would be an excellent match.
Fantastico, RESTAURANT QUALITY, straight to Top Favorites of 2009 Cookbook, DH says it's a bargain even when yellow-fin tuna is $20/pound at Wegman's. Couldn't find black sesame seeds, so used poppy seeds instead to offer the visual contrast, with no detraction from the superb taste. To sate our appetites, I served this with Recipe #361987 #361987, which was also delicious. Thank you for posting this recipe, Miraklegirl! Made for Top Favorites of 2008 Tag, on recommendation of Maito.