Sesame Crusted Tuna with Ginger Cream Recipe

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Lilly Hall Modified: March 24, 2022
Sesame Crusted Tuna with Ginger Cream Recipe

How To Make Sesame-Crusted Tuna with Ginger Cream

Perfectly seared and seasoned, this sesame crusted tuna is an Asian-inspired dish that balances the delicate flavors of the ocean with ginger and chili.

Preparation: 10 minutes
Cooking: 35 minutes
Total: 45 minutes



  • ¼cupvegetable oil
  • ½cupginger,peeled and thinly sliced
  • ½small onion
  • 2garlic cloves
  • ¼cuprice vinegar
  • ¼cuporange juice,fresh
  • 2tbspmirin
  • 2tbspdry white wine
  • 1tbspsriracha chile sauce
  • cupsheavy cream
  • salt and freshly ground pepper
  • 6tuna steaks,(1-inch thick)
  • ½cupsesame seeds
  • stir fried noodles,to serve


  1. In a saucepan, heat 2 tablespoons of the oil. Add the ginger, onion, and garlic and cook over moderate heat, stirring, until softened.

  2. Add the vinegar, orange juice, mirin, wine, and Sriracha and simmer for 10 minutes until the liquid is almost evaporated. Add the cream and simmer until reduced by half. This will take about 15 minutes.

  3. Strain the sauce, season with salt and pepper; keep warm. Season the tuna with salt and pepper and coat both sides with the sesame seeds.

  4. In a nonstick skillet, heat the remaining 2 tablespoons of oil. Add the tuna; cook over moderately high heat, turning once, until the sesame seeds are browned and the tuna is medium-rare.

  5. Slice the tuna ⅓-inch thick and serve with the ginger cream and stir fry noodles, if desired. Enjoy!


  • Calories: 571.52kcal
  • Fat: 38.27g
  • Saturated Fat: 15.47g
  • Trans Fat: 0.10g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 15.55g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 5.31g
  • Carbohydrates: 8.83g
  • Fiber: 1.95g
  • Sugar: 3.04g
  • Protein: 45.31g
  • Cholesterol: 147.81mg
  • Sodium: 695.11mg
  • Calcium: 173.80mg
  • Potassium: 937.14mg
  • Iron: 3.29mg
  • Vitamin A: 276.61µg
  • Vitamin C: 8.43mg
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