Seared Sesame Tuna

This quick and easy tuna recipe will bring out the lovely flavour and texture of the wild yellowfin tuna saku. 

Serves 2-3 people 

10 mins cooking time 


  • 1x +/- 300g Wild Yellowfin Tuna Saku block
  • 6 tablespoons Sesame seeds 
  • 2 red chilli peppers 
  • 1 bunch spring onion 
  • Thinly sliced fresh ginger
  • 1 tablespoon miso paste 
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce 
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil 
  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil 


  1. Season the tuna with the miso paste and soy sauce. 
  2. Place the sesame seeds in a plate and then dip the tuna in the plate to cover all around. 
  3. Place a griddle or non-stick frying pan over medium-high heat and add the oil. 
  4. When hot, sear the tuna for 1.5 mins each side, and then remove. It should be cooked on the outside and a beautiful pink on the inside. 
  5. Slice the seared tuna to approx. 1.5 cm slices.
  6. Top with sliced red chillies, ginger and spring onion. 

You may wish to have it with a dipping sauce on the side: 

  • Chop some cilantro and grate ginger and garlic. Add to a bowl, with soy sauce, sesame oil, little water and brown sugar.  Mix well.