Seared Tuna with Black and White Sesame Seeds


Serves 4 as an appetizer


2 tablespoons black sesame seeds

2 tablespoons white sesame seeds

2 tablespoons vegetable oil

1 pound sashimi-grade tuna

Green onions, finely sliced (for garnish)

Sea Salt (for garnish. Preferably Maldon)

1 lemon, zested


Combine black and white sesame seeds and spread evenly on a plate.

Portion tuna into approximately 2 inch square logs.

Heat a cast-iron or non-stick skillet over medium-high heat, add vegetable oiland swirl to coat the pan.

Press tuna into sesame seed mixture and coat all sides evenly. Place the tuna into the hot skillet and sear for about one minute on each side.

Remove tuna from pan and let rest for a couple of minutes. Slice tuna into ½ inch slices and sprinkle with green onions, lemon zest, and sea salt.

Can also be served over rice or a bed of cooked greens as a main course for two.

FinfishAlmanac FishTuna, Seared