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Sesame-Crusted Seared Tuna


October 30, 2015

It is best to use a sushi grade tuna loin for this recipe. To make more well-done in the center, place pan-seared tuna in an oven at 375F for 3-5 minutes.

  • Prep: 15 mins
  • Cook: 5 mins
  • Yields: 2 Servings


6 oz. of Ahi Tuna loin, at least 1-inch thick

3 tbsp. of white sesame seeds

1 tbsp. of black sesame seeds

¼ tsp. of kosher salt

1/8 tsp. of ground black pepper

1 tbsp. of olive oil or a cooking spray to coat the skillet


1In a small bowl, combine white sesame, black sesame, salt, and pepper together. Transfer the mixture to a plate.

2Place and coat the tuna on top of sesame mixture. Cover tuna evenly with sesame seeds until all sides of the tuna are covered.

3Coat a nonstick skillet with olive oil or cooking spray. Heat the skillet over medium heat.

4When the skillet is hot, place sesame-coated tuna and sear for 30-60 seconds on each side.

5Transfer and rest the seared tuna on a cutting board for 1 minute.

6Cut tuna into ¼-inch thick slices.

*Consult with your dietitian to make sure this recipe fits in your diet plan and stage.