Sesame Crusted Grilled Tuna

Restaurant Quality at Home

Sushi grade tuna crusted in sesame seeds and grilled to a perfect medium rare. Sesame Crusted Grilled tuna is one of my favorite dishes to order when out to dinner at a really nice restaurant. The tuna always tastes fresh and the sauces they pair the tuna with are delicious.

This week I wanted to try and give you guys a little inspiration to cooking restaurant quality meals at home. The benefit of this of course is you know what ingredients go into the food you prepare. Often times at restaurants they use a lot of salt, butter, and sauces which all makes the food taste really good. You can do this at home by watching the ingredients you use and making sure everything is really fresh!

Sesame Crusted Grilled Tuna

Sesame seeds are a great addition to your dried spice rack and they really elevate dishes that are made at home. My favorite are the black but here I used toasted sesame seeds to make this Sesame Crusted Grilled Tuna Recipe. The tuna is really easy to grill really and the sesame seeds do not fall off while grilling!

For other recipes that use sesame seeds check out my Asian Pasta Salad or Soy Glazed Slow-Cooker Ribs.

Another reason why this recipe is really special is the grilled baby bok choy. Yum! Bok Choy is one of those vegetables most people wouldn’t really eat unless they were ordering it at a restaurant. Next time you see baby bok choy in the market buy it and throw it on the grill! Everything is easier on the grill and all you have to do is cut them in half and grill for a few minutes face down.

Grilled Baby Bok Choy

Grilled Baby Bok Choy



Sesame Crusted Grilled Tuna
Sesame Crusted Grilled Tuna served under avocado mash and grilled baby bok choy with soba noodles.
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  1. 16 oz sushi grade tuna steaks
  2. 1 tablespoon olive oil
  3. 1 tablespoon sesame oil
  4. hot chili oil to taste - small drop
  5. 1/2 cup sesame seeds
Soba Noodles
  1. 1 package soba noodles
  2. 2 tablespoons sesamie oil
  3. 1 tablespoon good soy sauce
  4. 2 tablespoons honey
  5. 2 teaspoons chili oil
  6. 1/4 cup of cilantro
  7. 1/4 cup chopped green onions
  8. 2 tablespoons minced ginger
  9. 2 tablespoons rice wine vinegar
Bok Choy
  1. 1 pound baby bok choy cut in half
  2. Soy sauce
  1. Rub the tuna steaks with 1 tablespoon olive oil,1 tablespoon sesame oil and drop of hot chili oil. Dip entire surface of the steak with sesame seeds. Set aside.
  2. Cook the soba noodles according to package. While noodles are cooking whisk together the 2 tablespoons sesame oil, 1/4 cup soy sauce, 2 tablespoons honey, 2 teaspoons chili oil, 1/4 cup of cilantro, 1/4 cup chopped green onions, 1 tablespoons minced ginger, 2 tablespoons rice wine vinegar. Pour over noodles when ready to serve. Reserve some to drizzle over tuna.
  3. Preheat the grill to high heat and grill the tuna steak for about 3 minutes on each side depending on thickness of tuna steak. Do not over cook and be careful not to knock off sesame seeds.
  4. Cut bok choy in half and drizzle with soy sauce grill face down about 5 minutes or until just tender.
  5. If desired serve sesame crusted tuna under mashed avocado and garnish with daikon radish.
  1. You probably do not need to add additional salt to this dish, the soy sauce tends to be salty.
  2. Be careful grilling the tuna and let sit for a few minutes before slicing thinly with a serrated knife.
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