Lunch / Dinner
Seared Sesame Tuna
Celebrate the ocean’s bounty with this easy "for two" recipe of Seared Sesame Tuna. Not only does this sesame-crusted tuna makes for a succulent steak, but minimal preparation plus quick cooking add up to a meal that's as good as (maybe even better than!) any you’d find in a restaurant. Try serving it a little on the rare side.
FOR THE VINAIGRETTE, SIMMER:
FOR THE TUNA, COMBINE:
Cook tuna a few minutes on each side, then remove steaks from the pan to rest. Residual heat will cook them until they’re just pink inside.
For the vinaigrette, simmer vinegar, broth, sherry, ginger, soy sauce, sugar, garlic, and lemon juice in a saucepan over medium-high heat until reduced to ¼ cup, 5–8 minutes. Keep vinaigrette warm over low heat.
For the tuna, combine black and white sesame seeds on a plate. Heat vegetable oil in a nonstick skillet over medium-high.
Press one side only of each tuna steak in sesame seeds. Sear steaks, seeds side down, 3–4 minutes, flip and cook 2–3 more minutes. Transfer steaks to a platter and tent with foil to keep warm.
Add scallion and sesame oil to warm vinaigrette; drizzle over steaks.
Press seasoned tuna steak firmly into black and white sesame seeds to coat fish on only one side.
Sear seeded side first, then flip tuna steaks and cook a few more minutes for medium.
Per tuna steak
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 27g 41%
Saturated Fat 4g 20%
Cholesterol 65mg 21%
Sodium 364mg 15%
Carbs 10g 3%
Fiber 2g 8%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.