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Seared Sesame Crust Tuna with Chilli and Lime Dressing

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Seared Sesame Tuna with Chilli and Lime Dressing

  • Author: Nakasero
  • Prep Time: 15
  • Cook Time: 5
  • Total Time: 20
  • Yield: serves 2


This seared Yellowfin tuna is bursting with flavour and really hits the spot when you want something fresh, tasty and quick.


  • 250g yellowfin Tuna steak
  • Pink Himalayan rock salt
  • Cracked black pepper
  • 1 tsp Coconut oil
  • 2 tbsp Black and white sesame seeds
  • 4 radishes, sliced
  • 6 cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1/4 red onion, sliced
  • Your choice of baby salad leaves, we love a mixture but rocket goes very well tuna
  • Small handful of coriander leaves


  • 1 tsp grated ginger
  • 1 spring onion, finely sliced
  • 1 red chilli, finely chopped (optional)
  • 2 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 1/2 tsp sesame oil
  • 1 tbsp lime juice
  • 1 tbsp honey (you can also substitute this with 6 drops of liquid stevia)


  • 1 tbsp Nakasero Giardiniera


  1. Lightly season the tuna steak with the salt and a generous amount of pepper.
  2. Sprinkle the sesame seeds onto a plate and set to one side for now.
  3. Heat the sesame oil in a non-stick pan at medium heat.
  4. Sear the tuna for about 20/30 seconds on each side.
  5. Take the tuna out of the pan and quickly roll in the sesame seeds to coat both sides of the steak.
  6. Let the tuna steaks rest for about two minutes.
  7. Mix the dressing ingredients together in a small bowl.
  8. To serve, scatter the baby salad leaves, radish, tomatoes, onions and coriander on plates.
  9. Using a very sharp knife, slice the tuna into 1/2 cm slices and arrange on top of your leaves.
  10. Dress with your chilli and lime dressing.
  11. Garnish with the Giardiniera.
  12. Send us a snap of your creation, and enjoy!


This tuna, paired with dressing is also very satisfying on a bed of boiled rice.


Keywords: Seared Tuna, Yellowfin Tuna, Tuna Salad

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