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Sesame Crusted Tuna

Looking for a way to get more seafood in your diet? This Asian-style tuna dish will help keep things interesting, with hoisin, ginger, and black sesame seeds.

Serves 4
Ready in 15 mins
Prep time 10 mins
Cooking time 5 mins
288 calories per serving


> 1/4 cup hoisin sauce
> 1 tbsp grated fresh ginger
> 4 (4 - 6 oz) ahi tuna filets
> 1/3 cup black sesame seeds
> 2 tbsp canola oil


Preheat oven to 400°F, and prepare a large ovenproof nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Meanwhile, in a bowl, mix hoisin sauce with the ginger. On a plate, pat tuna filets dry with a paper towel and brush with the hoisin mixture. Pour sesame seeds onto a separate plate, then press all sides of the tuna filets into the sesame seeds, until coated.
Add canola oil to the pan, and sear the tuna filets for about 1 min., then flip and place pan in the oven. For rare tuna, cook for an additional 2–3 min.; for well done, cook 4–5 min. Remove from oven, slice, and serve.

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