Thursday, July 29, 2010

Sesame Crusted Tuna with Wasabi Sauce

This is yet another fabulous recipe from Rachel at Me, Myself & Pie.  I only modified it slightly based on the ingredients on had on hand.

Wasabi Sauce:
1 tbsp green onion, chopped
2 tbsp tamari sauce
juice of 1/2 an orange
1 tbsp rice vinegar
1 tsp brown sugar
1 tsp lemon zest
juice of 1/2 a lemon
2 tsp raw honey
2 tsp wasabi powder
1 tsp grated ginger

3 tuna steaks
3 tbsp sesame seeds
3 tbsp black sesame seeds

Combine sauce ingredients in a small bowl and whisk together.

In another bowl, combine sesame seeds.  Dredge tuna in seeds until coated.

Heat a small amount of olive oil in skillet.  Add tuna to pan and cook on each side to desired doneness.  Unfortunately, I was dealing with the kids and mine got a little overcooked.  I would've preferred some more pink inside.

Serve with sauce.  Note: if you have leftover sauce, I notice that the wasabi intensifies in the fridge - in a good way, of course.  Just a warning to those of you who don't like hot wasabi.  :)

This was a really delicious, healthy meal.  My husband and I both enjoyed it.  I served the tuna along with Lyndsey's zucchini and carrot fritters and salted new potatoes (fresh from the earth that same day - yum).

My kids would eat the tuna steaks, but aren't much into sesame seeds - or any crunchy coating other than fried, so they had a little pork tenderloin instead.  They enjoyed their meal as well.  Come to think of it, I bet the wasabi sauce would've been great over the pork too!

The following day I used the leftover tuna and put it over a bed of baby spinach for lunch.  Before eating I tossed it in some of the remaining wasabi sauce.  It was very, very good.


  1. Now this sounds delicious...I love a good piece of tuna.

  2. Thanks. I LOVE a good tuna steak. I was so disappointed to have overcooked it.

  3. I can never find really good tuna here, but looks like I'm going to have to find some now! This looks delicious!

  4. What a beautiful plate of tuna! I love how pretty the seeds look...such a simple yet stunning presentation. Thank you for sharing!

  5. Jenn, I have the best luck with Whole Foods for any seafood. Other than that, we'd have to go into NYC.

  6. YUM! This my idea of the perfect meal! Happy Friday!

    Lots of yummy love,
    Alex aka Ma, What's for Dinner

  7. It is Alex. Looking at it today made me go out for a tuna burger this afternoon. :)

  8. Thank you Monet. I do like pretty dishes too - especially when they taste as good as they look.

  9. This meal looks awesome! Isn't it funny how kids are with the sesame seeds? Nice job.