Sesame Crusted Seared Tuna: Guest Post at This American Bite

I’ve been meaning to make seared tuna for a long time. Every time I head in to my local fish market, I check to see if they have a nice piece of fresh tuna available. My dad once made a fantastic piece of sesame seared tuna and ever since, I’ve wanted to recreate this dish at home.

It finally happened. I wandered in to the fish market and I saw the piece of tuna. This wild caught tuna looked perfect.  I asked the shopkeeper to cut it to my specifications and I was on my way.  I had everything else at home! Dinner was on its way.

With tuna, it’s important not to overcook it. If you overcook tuna, it becomes grey and hard to chew. I prefer my tuna raw, in sushi, but I also love it lightly seared. For my family members that prefer it more cooked, I sear it a few minutes longer for them. Everyone is happy.

I marinated this tuna for about 20 minutes and then coated in a sesame crust. After searing and slicing, I served over a bed of wilted spinach, along side some sushi rice.

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Seared Tuna

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