Sesame Crusted Tuna Steak on Arugula

Sesame Crusted Tuna Steak on Arugula

Sesame Crusted Tuna Steak on Arugula drizzled with a balsamic soy-ginger vinaigrette – yum!

Sesame Crusted Tuna

Seared or raw tuna is one of my favorite fish to eat whether I’m having sushi, ceviche, poke bowls or salads like this. Some other tuna recipes I love made with sushi grade tuna are Ahi Tuna Watermelon Salad and Seared Tuna Salad with Wasabi Butter Sauce.

Whenever I go to the fish market (I love Jordan’s Lobster Farm near me), I’m always asking my fishmonger about the freshest fish. I think it’s really important to spend more money on fish at a reputable fish store, especially when buying sushi grade tuna. I usually call ahead and ask them when they are expecting their next delivery so I know it hasn’t been sitting. When I purchased this beautiful tuna steak, I knew exactly how I was going to prepare it, crusted with sesame seeds! Nothing is easier, quicker and more delicious than sesame crusted ahi tuna that has been lightly seared and served rare with a tangy sauce.

Sesame Crusted Tuna Steak on Arugula drizzled with a balsamic soy-ginger vinaigrette – yum!

Sesame Crusted Tuna Steak on Arugula drizzled with a balsamic soy-ginger vinaigrette – yum!Sesame Crusted Tuna Steak on Arugula drizzled with a balsamic soy-ginger vinaigrette – yum!Sesame Crusted Tuna Steak on Arugula drizzled with a balsamic soy-ginger vinaigrette – yum!Sesame Crusted Tuna Steak on Arugula drizzled with a balsamic soy-ginger vinaigrette – yum!Sesame Crusted Tuna Steak on Arugula drizzled with a balsamic soy-ginger vinaigrette – yum!

How To Buy Sushi Grade Fish

Although something is labeled sushi-grade, here are a few things to consider.

  • Finding a reputable fishmonger or market. Look for one that sells in high volume, gets in regular shipments, and has a knowledgeable staff.
  • Ask questions. Always talk to the vendors before buying the fish to make sure it’s safe for raw consumption. If your fishmonger is storing unwrapped sushi-grade fish in the same refrigerated case as non-sushi-grade fish, this should be a big red flag.
  • Use your senses. The fish should smell fresh like the ocean, never fishy. The color should be vibrant.

Sesame Crusted Tuna Steak on Arugula drizzled with a balsamic soy-ginger vinaigrette – yum!

Sesame Crusted Tuna Steak on Arugula drizzled with a balsamic soy-ginger vinaigrette – yum!

Sesame Crusted Tuna Steak on Arugula drizzled with a balsamic soy-ginger vinaigrette – yum!

Sesame Crusted Tuna Steak on Arugula drizzled with a balsamic soy-ginger vinaigrette – yum!Sesame Crusted Tuna Steak on Arugula drizzled with a balsamic soy-ginger vinaigrette – yum!Sesame Crusted Tuna Steak on Arugula drizzled with a balsamic soy-ginger vinaigrette – yum!

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Sesame Crusted Tuna Steak on Arugula

Sushi grade tuna steak encrusted with sesame seeds and balsamic soy ginger vinaigrette, all I can say is yum! This is an easy main course salad or appetizer.

Ingredients:

  • 20 ounces sushi grade tuna
  • 1 teaspoon toasted sesame oil
  • 1/4 cup black and white sesame seeds
  • pinch kosher salt
  • fresh black pepper, to taste
  • 5 cups baby arugula

For the soy-ginger vinaigrette:

  • 1 tablespoon minced ginger
  • 1 tablespoon minced scallion
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 1/2 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 1/4 cup red wine vinegar
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce or gluten-free tamari
  • 1 1/2 tbsp honey
  • 2 teaspoons toasted sesame oil
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard

Directions:

  1. Rub the tuna steaks with 1 teaspoon of oil, and sprinkle with salt and pepper.
  2. Place the sesame seeds on a medium plate. Dip entire surface of the steak into sesame seeds, pressing to adhere.
  3. Heat a skillet on high heat. When very hot, place the tuna steaks on the hot skillet and cook for 1 to 2 minutes on each side, depending on the thickness. Set aside on a plate.
  4. Meanwhile, prepare salad and soy vinaigrette.
  5. Slice tuna steaks into 16 slices and place on top of arugula.
  6. Drizzle vinaigrette over the top.

Nutrition Information

Yield: 4 servings, Serving Size: 4 slices tuna, 1 cup salad

  • Amount Per Serving:
  • Freestyle Points: 6
  • Points +: 7
  • Calories: 290 calories
  • Total Fat: 8g
  • Saturated Fat: 1g
  • Cholesterol: 15.5mg
  • Sodium: 626mg
  • Carbohydrates: 16.5g
  • Fiber: 1.5g
  • Sugar: 11g
  • Protein: 36g

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