Seared Sesame Tuna with Avocado


I’ve been in a rut lately. I’m tired of the heavy flavors and textures of winter food.  I’ve been craving light, fresh flavors.  I picked up some tuna steaks, an avocado, and a lime at the store today.   I kept it  quick and simple and when I added some coconut rice for a side, we could almost feel the sand between our toes.

Sesame Seared Tuna Steaks with Lime and Avocado

2 tuna steaks, about 1 1/2″ thick
2 Tbsp. white sesame seeds
2 Tbsp. black sesame seeds
Kosher salt
2 Tbsp. vegetable oil
1 avocado
1 lime

Slice the avocado, sprinkling with Kosher salt, and set aside. Cut the lime into sections.

Mix the sesame seeds together on a plate. Heat the oil in a nonstick pan over medium-high heat until it’s shimmering. Sprinkle Kosher salt on the tuna steaks. Roll the steaks in the sesame seeds. Place in frying pan and sear for a couple of minutes on each side to desired doneness. Adjust the heat if you need to. We prefer rare to medium rare.

Transfer to a cutting board and let rest for about 5 minutes. Thinly slice tuna across the grain. Serve the sliced tuna and avocado over the rice and squeeze the lime juice over it all.

One response to “Seared Sesame Tuna with Avocado”

  1. Ann, it’s just eerie how often I check out your blog in the middle of the day and think, hey, that’s what I had for breakfast!

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