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Servings: 2

Sesame Crusted Ahi Tuna

Prep Time:
5 mins
Cook Time:
2 mins
Total Time:
7 mins
Learn how to prepare, cook and serve this fresh, quick and easy to make Sesame Crusted Ahi Tuna. Great to serve on its own with ginger lime soy sauce or top over salads, poke or grain bowls.
Sliced Sesame Crusted Ahi Tuna. on a cutting board
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  • 8 oz sushi grade ahi tuna
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 1/4 cup black sesame seeds
  • 1/4 cup white sesame seeds
  • 3 tbsp grape seed or vegetable oil

For the sauce:

  • 1/3 cup soy sauce
  • 2 tbsp lime juice
  • 1 tbsp grated ginger
  • 1 tbsp green onions — sliced


  1. Heat the oil in a cast iron skillet on medium-high heat, until shimmering.
  2. In a plate combine the sesame seeds, salt and pepper. Press the fish on top to make sure it is covered with sesame seeds on all sides.
  3. Cook the fish for 30 seconds on top and bottom and sides and 10 seconds on the ands.
  4. Slice thinly. Serve.

For the ginger lime soy sauce:

  1. Combine everything in a bowl and serve with he fish.
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: Asian
Keyword: ahi tuna

Nutrition Information

Calories: 378, Fat: 24g, Saturated Fat: 4g, Cholesterol: 43mg, Sodium: 629mg, Potassium: 461mg, Carbohydrates: 8g, Fiber: 4g, Protein: 33g, Vitamin A: 2475%, Calcium: 375%, Iron: 6.6%