A popular Asian dish, these steaks are so delicious and easy to prepare. First, the Tuna Steaks are marinated and then coated with loads of fresh cracked black pepper and sesame seeds before they get seared to preferred doneness. Best served with steamed rice and vegetables or salad. Best to use sushi grade tuna for raw to medium well center. Otherwise, fish needs to cook threw to medium well.
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Flavorful, sesame and pepper crusted tuna steaks seared to perfection.
- 2 Tuna steaks *can use albacore, ahi or regular shushi grade tuna
- 1-2 tablespoons oil for frying
- 1/4 cup sesame seeds
- 2-3 teaspoons course black pepper
- 3-4 tablespoons soy sauce
- 3 tablespoons brown sugar or honey
- 1 lime fresh squeezed
- 1 tablespoon sesame oil
In a shallow dish, mix all the marinade ingredients and coat the fish on both sides. Cover and refrigerator for 15 minutes to let it marinate.
In a flat dish, mix together sesame seeds and black pepper.
Remove the fish from marinade and pat dry with paper towels to soak up some liquid.
Preheat a skillet from medium to high heat and add oil. For best result, use a cast iron skillet.
Place the fish on the sesame and pepper mixture and coat on both sides.
Sear the steaks 2-3 minutes per side. Check for medium well, the fish should be a bit flaky and cooked through.
Serve with steamed rice and vegetables. Enjoy!