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Sesame Seared Ahi Tuna

A delicious sesame crusted tuna, perfect for salads or on its own
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 2 mins
Total Time 12 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine Asian
Servings 4 servings
Calories 260 kcal


  • Shallow bowl
  • Skillet


  • 2 tablespoons tamari soy sauce (or sub for coconut aminos if you prefer them)
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice (approximately 1 lime)
  • 1/4 teaspoon wasabi paste (add more if you like it spicy!)
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 cup sesame seeds
  • 1/2 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/2 tablespoon sesame oil
  • 1 lbs ahi tuna, cut into 3-4 steaks


  • In a shallow bowl, mix together soy sauce, lime juice, wasabi paste, salt and pepper. Whisk until fully combined.
  • Evenly spread sesame seeds onto a plate or flat surface.
  • Heat olive oil and sesame oil in a skillet over medium-high heat.
  • When oil is heated, fully submerge tuna in soy sauce mixture and then coat all sides of the tuna in sesame seeds.
  • Gently place the sesame coated tuna in the skillet and cook to desired doneness. Depending on how thick the steaks are and how rare you like them, they should only need about 1 minute on each side. Remove from heat when cooked as desired.
  • We love to serve these steaks over a simply bed of spinach massaged with lime juice and olive oil!


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 260, Total Fat: 13.1g, Saturated Fat: 1.7g, Cholesterol: 51mg, Sodium: 810mg, Total Carbohydrates: 5.2g, Dietary Fiber: 2.2g, Total Sugars: 0.2g, Protein: 30.5g
Keyword ahi tuna, crusted tuna, sesame tuna, tuna steak