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Pan-Seared Sesame-Crusted Tuna Steaks with Ginger Soy Sauce

If your mouth is watering now, just wait until you taste this delight! I saw the recipe on TV and immediately had to run out to the store to try it. It was divine!

For the tuna steaks (should be fresh and sushi grade):

3/4 cup sesame seeds
4 tuna steaks , 8 ounces each and about 1 inch thick
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
table salt and ground black pepper

1. Spread sesame seeds in shallow baking dish or pie plate. Pat tuna steaks dry with paper towel; use 1 tablespoon oil to rub both sides of steaks, then sprinkle with salt and pepper. Press both sides of each steak in sesame seeds to coat.
2. Heat remaining 1 tablespoon oil in 12-inch nonstick skillet over high heat until just beginning to smoke; swirl to coat pan. Add tuna steaks and cook 30 seconds without moving steaks. Reduce heat to medium-high; continue to cook until seeds are golden brown, about 1 1/2 minutes. Using tongs, carefully flip tuna steaks; cook, without moving steaks, until golden brown on second side, about 1 1/2 minutes for rare (opaque at perimeters and translucent red and cool at center when checked with tip of paring knife) or 3 minutes for medium-rare (opaque at perimeters and reddish pink at center). To serve, cut into 1/4-inch-thick slices and drizzle with ginger soy sauce.

For Ginger Soy Sauce:

1/4 cup soy sauce
1/4 cup rice vinegar
1/4 cup water
2 1/2 teaspoons sugar
1 medium scallion , sliced thin
2 teaspoons minced fresh ginger
1 1/2 teaspoons toasted sesame oil
1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes

1. Combine all ingredients in a small bowl, stirring to dissolve sugar.


azucar_maddy azucar_maddy 9 years 32 weeks
This sounds delicious if I were to substitute the tuna for extra firm tofu.
JennaV JennaV 9 years 36 weeks
I am soooo trying this! Yum!
Twinkle1 Twinkle1 9 years 36 weeks
That sounds amazing Crispy. Thanks for adding it.
DesignRchic DesignRchic 9 years 36 weeks
I too am obsessed with Sushi, I eat it all the time. This is another great recipe on my list! Yours Truly, DesignRchic
yayita yayita 9 years 36 weeks
NP Crispy, I got my BF into Sushi and this will be a great one to make.
crispet1 crispet1 9 years 36 weeks
Lol thanks Yayi!
crispet1 crispet1 9 years 36 weeks
You have no idea how good this is. Well I am biased since I am obsessed with sushi! But the fresh ginger in the soy sauce totally makes this. And the toasted sesames... OK, off to make the second recipe!
yayita yayita 9 years 36 weeks
Crispy you Avi is so cute, Crispy is roasting a marshmellow
wynter wynter 9 years 36 weeks
Oh, that sounds so good! Hubby has guard drill in a couple of weeks, so he won't be home to smell the fish! lol I'll have to put this on my shopping list. :)
Pinkperfectpixie Pinkperfectpixie 9 years 36 weeks
Oooo thanks crispy...I am going to print that one out!! Yummy in my rumbly!
jennifer76 jennifer76 9 years 36 weeks
Hey check it out Yayi, you ask for a fish recipe and crispy delivers!! Sounds yummy!
yayita yayita 9 years 36 weeks
thanks Crisspy!! Let me see the next one and I will chose :p
crispet1 crispet1 9 years 36 weeks
For all you foodies out there!