Pan Seared Tuna


This is a delicious recipe that elevates the amazing flavor of the tuna. We recommend using sashimi/sushi grade tuna for this recipe.

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Pan Seared Sesame Herbed Tuna

A beautiful Sashimi Grade Tuna recipe that is quick and healthy.
Servings 1 person
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 16 minutes
Total Time 26 minutes



  • 8 ounce(s) Sashimi Grade Tuna
  • 2 clove(s) Garlic roasted and mashed into paste
  • ½ bunch Parsley fine chop
  • 1 tsp(s) White Sesame Seeds
  • 1 tsp(s) Black Sesame Seeds
  • 1 tsp(s) Sesame Oil
  • 1 stalk(s) Scallions finely sliced
  • ½ whole Lemon
  • 1 cube Butter non salted
  • 1 to taste Sea Salt & Pepper


  • Square off the tuna on the cutting board.
  • Marinate the tuna in sesame oil, salt, pepper and garlic paste.
  • In a separate tray add sesame seeds and fresh herbs.
  • Place the tuna into herb mixture and roll ingredients onto tuna covering whole outside.
  • Place in the refrigerator for a few minutes till cast iron skillet comes to temperature.
  • When cast iron skillet comes to high heat
    (Searing=adding a protein to a pan to sear the outer layer trapping in juices.)
  • Add the sesame oil to pan place tuna in pan, about 1-2 minutes per side, rolling tuna slowly to sear the outside of the protein.
  • When all sides are seared with tongs seared ends of the tuna 1 minute a side.
  • Place on the cutting board cut in half and serve with a choice of sauce and vegetable from our list of choices..


Depending on your heat volume, roll tuna quickly not to burn the outer crust.
Author: Nikolaos Saragias
Calories: 186kcal
Course: Appetizer, Main Course
Cuisine: Japanese
Keyword: Pan Sear, Quick Meals, Sashimi, Tuna


Calories: 186kcal

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