Katie is sharing her recipe for Sesame Crusted Ahi Tuna:
Even if you are not a huge fan of fish, Sesame Crusted Ahi Tuna is a wonderful summer treat you must experience. It is cool and fresh, perfect for a hot summer day when you don’t want anything hot. The sesame seed crust gives it a flavorful and crunchy finish, and the optional wasabi or spicy mayo side dip gives it the perfect amount of zest. If you are looking for a fun stay at home date night meal, or perhaps just want to try a new appetizer when guests come by, Sesame Crusted Ahi Tuna is the perfect choice.
Take a look at how easy it is to make this tasty, high end, restaurant worthy dish!
- 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
- In a large bowl, add the black and white sesame seeds as well as a pinch of salt. Stir.
- Coat the entire outside of the tuna by pressing it into the sesame seeds until the steak is coated.
- Now, preheat your pan to a medium-high heat
- Coat the bottom of the pan with oil.
- Take your sesame coated tuna and place it in the hot pan carefully. The oil will splatter a bit.
- Sear it for about 45 seconds on all sides. Remove the tuna from heat and set aside.
- 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.
- Slice the tuna up into thin slices and serve as shown!
The directions above will give you a piece of tuna that is sashimi style and rather rare, so be advised before serving this to anyone with a weak immune system or food sensitivities. If you wish you can cook it longer, however anything over two minutes per side will dry out your tuna and cause it to lose its flavor.
Want to add an extra little touch? You can serve your Sesame Crusted Tuna as is or over a bed of greens. This dish is such a unique blend of flavors and a nice treat on a hot summer night! It is quick and easy, and the end result is something so tasty!
Give this recipe a try this weekend and see how much you enjoy it. Your taste buds are sure to be impressed.
More Fish Recipes:
- Pecan Crusted Ruffy
- Hummus Crusted Salmon
- Salmon with Balsamic Glaze
- Broiled Catfish with Artichokes and Tomatoes
Katie Femia is a wife and mother of three. She loves vintage finds, handmade goodness, the frugal life, and the long road to publication. You can find her at The Savvy Luna Bugg, the blog for frugalistas seeking simplicity through a handmade and vintage lifestyle.