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Sesame Crusted Ahi Tuna Steak

Sesame Crusted Ahi Tuna Steak

I had been seeing some really amazing photos of some barely seared tuna steaks around the blog sphere and I just had to try it. I like a nice barely seared beef steak and I was wondering what a tuna steak would be like. A few of the tuna steaks that I saw were crusted in sesame seeds which sounded pretty interesting. The tuna was really easy to make. You just crust the steak with sesame seeds and sear it for a few minutes on either side. You want to be careful not to over cook it as fully cooked tuna can be a bit dry. The seared tuna steak was really good. It was nice and moist and tender. The sesame seeds added a nice contrast in texture. I served the sesame crusted tuna on rice with some orange teriyaki sauce and some asparagus on the side.

Ingredients:
1 5 ounce ahi tuna steak
2 tablespoons white sesame seeds (toasted)
2 tablespoons black sesame seeds (toasted)
1 tablespoon oil

Directions:
1. Press the tuna steak into the sesame seeds to coat.
2. Heat the oil in a pan.
3. Fry the tuna steak for 2 minutes per side.

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45 comments:

HoneyB said...

I would definitely try this if I knew I could convince anyone else in my household to eat it with me!

Jan said...

Looks great Kevin!

Peter M said...

Kevin, this looks fabulous, sounds delish but I'm in awe that there are 50+ comments for this perfectly seared tuna!

Elly said...

I am not a huge seafood fan, but I love raw and rare tuna. Delicious. I just saw Alton Brown make this last night on the grill and it looked so good. Yours looks perfectly seared, Kevin!

Bellini Valli said...

This is seared to perfection Kevin:D

Kate / Kajal said...

oh this looks like just the perfect tuna steak ! truly irresistible.

Pam said...

Perfect in every way!

Kim said...

Ok I think we need to start seeing your lovely face in the pics - just to um yanno prove you made it :) What do you say?

Manggy said...

Gosh, I keep hearing how much better rare tuna is than cooked-- Im inclined to agree since I hate the dry stuff. Unfortunately I'm allergic to the uncooked amines in seafood! Sigh.

Ann said...

Gorgeous! This is often what I have to eat when going out to a non-sushi dinner (bc otherwise, it's always sushi!). Looks perfectly seared.

Flanboyant Eats said...

looking good Kevin!! I've never tried to make it but I sure do eat it like crazy..

Gloria said...

Yummmy!!!!! Ji, Kevin I post about seafood too! and comment about your lovely recipes, xGloria

Laura @ Hungry and Frozen said...

That looks delicious, I am crazy about anything with sesame and the black and white mix of seeds look fab...

Renae du jour said...

That looks great. I think you're very brave to cook rare tuna. I LOVE to eat it (and your verison looks INCREDIBLE) but I'm a bit scared about preparing it myself.

cakebrain said...

That tuna steak looks perfectly seared...just the way I like it: really rare in the middle!

cakebrain said...

That tuna steak looks perfectly seared...just the way I like it: really rare in the middle!

Jenny said...

Your picture turned out great! Beautifully cooked!

Homecooked said...

The tuna looks really yummy!

Nina's Kitchen (Nina Timm) said...

...and now you beautiful photo can join the others in the blogosphere. It looks amazingly delicious, Kevin!

Christie @ fig & cherry said...

It's the perfect colour Kevin - yum!

Parker said...

I love tuna done this way. It looks delicious.

noobcook said...

Wow this is a total beauty! :)~

Deborah said...

What a gorgeous dish! I've never had an orange teriyaki sauce - did you make it yourself?

Grace said...

simple, healthy, and delicious--a triple whammy!

Jeena said...

What a beautiful picture of tune.

Pam said...

Kevin,

I am scared to eat seared tuna but you make it look so good I may have to try it now.

mycookinghut said...

Looks really good. Guess I also need to give this a try!

Hillary said...

Talk about pictures of ahi tuna on the blogosphere...yours is beautiful! I'd love some seared ahi right about now.

Daziano said...

Tuna steaks are wonderful!! I love my beef rare to medium rare, and tuna is the perfect substitute!

Rosie said...

Oh my goodness this is lip smacking good Kevin!!

Rosie x

Mike of Mike's Table said...

Looks beautifully done. I wish I had access to better quality fish so I could give this a try.

LyB said...

I love the idea of the sesame seed crust, it sounds delicious!

diva said...

perfectly done tuna steaks kevin. beautiful

Kevin said...

Deborah: For the orange teriyaki sauce I just added some orange juice and zest to some teriyaki sauce.

Nora B. said...

Hi Kevin,

Haven't dropped by for a while and was not surprisingly impressed by what I saw on yoru blog. Beutiful shot of that seared tuna. I agree that cooked tuna is dry, so seared or raw is the way to go for me.

It's nice to "see" the face behind the wonderful food. Hello!!! (wave)

ciao,
nora

Proud Italian Cook said...

Kevin, Your tuna looks amazing! Perfectly done!

Indigo said...

I love photos of tuna like this, with the bright centres; breaks my heart that I can never do it myself because if I served that to my family there'd be uproar: 'IT'S RAW!!'. Siigh.

Jaime said...

i don't eat ahi tuna but have to say that the plating is beautiful here

Anonymous said...

That tuna just look splendide, I am going to try your receipe tonight. C'est si bon!

Denise

Anonymous said...

We make tuna frequently and marinate it in a bit of soy, sesame oil, lime, ginger and scallion. Try serving with jasmine rice tossed with toasted cocoanut.

biz319 said...

Oh, I'll have to try your version of this the next time I make tuna!

Yum!

Susan said...

Wow, this looks delicious!

eri said...

I tried this tuna an hour ago, for lunch and it was delicious, i just marinated the steaks 1 hour before with lemon, garlic, salt, and soy sauce. It was a success! thank you!

Micki said...

Simple, but incredibly tasty. Thanks for the instructions. Just added you to my blogroll at www.gourmetglee.blogspot.com.

Brandon Nolte said...

Wow, that looks fantastic. I found your blog because I was doing a post on Tuna Steaks and looking for a picture. Yours is just eye-catching. I included your recipe as one of my featured recipes for tuna steak.

Keep up the awesome work.
Brandon

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