icon Sesame Seared Tuna


  • Vegetable oil, as needed
  • 12 tuna fillets (8-10 ounces each)
  • Toasted sesame seeds


  • 2 cups orange juice
  • 1 cup teriyaki marinade sauce
  • 1 cup soy sauce
  • 12 limes, juiced
  • 4 teaspoons chopped ginger
  • 4 teaspoons chopped garlic


  1. Mix all marinade ingredients and divide into four 16-ounce containers. Marinate 3 to 4 fillets per container, for 15 minutes before cooking. For each serving to order: Heat oil in large skillet over high heat. Coat tuna fillet in toasted sesame seeds and sear on both sides 2 to 3 minutes. Meanwhile reduce some reserved marinade by half to a thin glaze consistency. Plate fillet with 1 ounce pink pickled ginger and accompany with a ramekin of reduced sauce, a lemon wedge and watercress or parsley.

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Last updated: October 12, 2010