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Sunday, January 10, 2010

Sesame Crusted Seared Ahi Tuna Steak With Honey Soy Glaze

This seared tuna dish literally takes about six minutes to cook! You blink and it's done and ready to plate.

Serve the Sesame Crusted Ahi Tuna on top some baby mixed greens drizzled with Honey Soy Glaze sauce paired along side some Soy and Pea Risotto (or rice cooked with soy sauce and frozen peas will work) and your meal is fit for a King or two!


  • One Ahi Tuna Steak
  • Soy Sauce
  • Sesame Seeds - Toasted
  • Sesame Oil
  • Fresh Ground Pepper
  • Wasabi (optional)
Because the soy sauce has so much sodium I skip the salt all together. If you feel you need or want it use sea salt when you pepper the Tuna Steak.

Prepare your side dishes in advance along with setting the table and pouring the wine. You want to be prepared to cook, plate and serve your Tuna in under 10 minutes.

Pour 1/2 Cup Soy Sauce into dish just large enough to fit the Tuna Steak.

Prepare the Tuna patting dry and rub with lots of fresh ground pepper (salt optional).

Lay Tuna into pan with soy sauce flipping once to coat both sides. Turn every ten minutes. I do this for about 20 - 30 minutes prior to cooking bringing the Tuna to room temperature.

Tip: you can do this step in advance keeping it in the refrigerator, turning every so often.

If you didn't purchase "toasted" sesame seeds toast them while the fish is marinating. Just toss into a dry pan and heat over medium heat, stirring until they become a nice light brown toasted color. Don't walk away, they will burn in a second!

When every thing is prepared, wine is poured.... dredge your Tuna into the toasted sesame seeds on both sides. Set aside on a plate.

Pour soy marinade and three tablespoons honey into a small sauce pan, heat on med to med high heat to reduce slightly and thicken the sugar from the honey. Cook for about the same time you cook the Tuna. When it starts to bubble foam like bubbles remove from heat.

Heat a stainless steel pan (not non-stick, you are not supposed to heat those on high temperatures!) drizzle in about 3 tablespoons sesame oil, just before the oil starts to smoke place your Tuna steak into the very hot oil.

It will make a searing sound and a grand show of steam with smoke, don't be alarmed, you want it nice and browned in a short amount of time.

Cook the Tuna for about 3 minutes on each side depending on how you like it cooked. We have cooked the tuna here rare with a nice sear. You can gage the wellness by looking at the side of the fillet while cooking.

Remove the Seared Tuna and place on top mixed baby greens. With a spoon drizzle the soy honey glaze over the Tuna and greens.

Serve immediately!



  1. NOW I'm starving. Can U come cook for me? xoxo


  2. Looks delicious and i wouldn't to try it!
    You always post interesting recipes,

  3. Made this tonight. It was delicious. Thank you for the step by step instructions.



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