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Sesame Crusted Tuna Steaks Recipe

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Prep Time
10 min
Total Time
20 min
Feeds 4
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This easy to make recipe features a crunchy and fragrant crust of sesame seeds on flavorful tuna steaks. The crust packs a bunch of flavor, but if you’d like add a sauce for even more flavor, serve with a drizzle of soy sauce over top. Did you make any changes to the crust? Leave a comment below and let us know what you think!


  • 4 Tuna Steaks
  • 1/4 cup Sesame Seeds (all white or half white)
  • 1 Lemon (half black for visual appeal)
  • 2 tsp Salt (grated for zest)
  • 1 tsp Black Pepper
  • Olive Oil


  1. Combine the sesame seeds, lemon zest, salt, and black pepper in a small bowl. Lightly brush both sides of the tuna with oil, and the sprinkle the sesame mixture onto the tuna. Gently press the mixture into the tuna to help the crust stick to the tuna.

  2. Heat 2 tbsp. of Olive Oil in a large nonstick skillet. Heat to medium high heat then add the tuna steaks. Be careful to not overcrowd the tuna in the pan. Cook them for about 2-3 minutes per side, flipping only once, until the white sesame seeds start to turn golden. Remove from the pan and serve hot. The tuna should still be pink in the middle. Enjoy!

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