Sesame Crusted Ahi Tuna
Recipe type: Fish
Prep time: 
Cook time: 
Total time: 
Serves: 4
  • ½ pound Ahi tuna steak (Look for this at your local grocer or fish market. Make sure it is defrosted before you begin.)
  • 3 Tablespoons of black sesame seeds (You can find these in the spice aisle at your local grocer)
  • 3 Tablespoons of white sesame seeds
  • Sea Salt
  • Olive oil
  • Optional: Mayo soy sauce and wasabi
  1. In a large bowl, add the black and white sesame seeds as well as a pinch of salt. Stir.
  2. Coat the entire outside of the tuna by pressing it into the sesame seeds until the steak is coated.
  3. Now, preheat your pan to a medium-high heat
  4. Coat the bottom of the pan with oil.
  5. Take your sesame coated tuna and place it in the hot pan carefully. The oil will splatter a bit.
  6. Sear it for about 45 seconds on all sides. Remove the tuna from heat and set aside.
  7. On your plate put a small ramekin of soy sauce, wasabi, or even mayo. You can mix your mayo with a little soy or sriracha sauce to add some zest if you wish.
  8. Slice the tuna up into thin slices and serve as shown!
Tools Needed: Large Bowl Tongs Frying pan Chopsticks (Because they are so fun to eat with!)
Recipe by Premeditated Leftovers™ at