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sesame crusted ahi tuna
Sesame Crusted Ahi Tuna with Asian Sauce {Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free}
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
Total Time
20 mins

Sesame crusted ahi tuna is super simple to make at home and makes for an uber sophisticated Asian themed meal. Dip into an incredible tamari based sauce for the ultimate flavor combination. Ready in under 30 minutes.

Course: Appetizer, Dinner
Cuisine: Asian, dairy-free, gluten free, Healthy
Servings: 4
Calories: 329 kcal
Author: Vicky Berman
  • 1 pound high quality ahi tuna cut into steaks (2)
  • 1/4 cup white sesame seeds
  • 1/4 cup black sesame seeds
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • splash of gluten-free tamari
  • For the sauce:
  • 5 tablespoons gluten-free tamari
  • 1 tablespoon ginger oil
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 1 tablespoon dry white wine
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon rice vinegar
  1. Drizzle tamari over tuna steak and rub in with your hands. In a plate combine white and black sesame seeds and mix.
  2. Dredge tuna steaks in sesame seeds until coated on all sides.
  3. Heat pan over medium heat and add tablespoon of olive oil. Once hot, add the tuna steaks and cook on each side until sesame seeds are toasted and tuna has a nice crust formed on the outside. Using a knife check the center to see how pink it is and cook more or less, depending on your preference.
  4. Remove from heat, let sit for a few minutes and thinly slice with a sharp knife.
  5. To make the sauce combine tamari, ginger oil, sesame oil, lemon juice, rice vinegar and white wine. Whisk until smooth.
  6. Serve tuna with sauce, garnished with arugula, cucumbers, avocados and wasabi (optional)
Nutrition Facts
Sesame Crusted Ahi Tuna with Asian Sauce {Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free}
Amount Per Serving
Calories 329 Calories from Fat 171
% Daily Value*
Fat 19g29%
Saturated Fat 3g19%
Cholesterol 43mg14%
Sodium 1303mg57%
Potassium 421mg12%
Carbohydrates 6g2%
Fiber 2g8%
Protein 32g64%
Vitamin A 2475IU50%
Vitamin C 2.9mg4%
Calcium 196mg20%
Iron 4.4mg24%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.