Sesame-Crusted Tuna with Summer Salsa Recipe -
Sesame-Crusted Tuna with Summer Salsa Recipe
  • READY IN 25 mins

Sesame-Crusted Tuna with Summer Salsa

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"This grilled tuna recipe is a summer favorite. It cooks up quickly and is very easy to make!"

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  • PREP

    20 mins
  • COOK

    5 mins

    25 mins


  1. Preheat grill for medium heat. Lightly oil grate.
  2. Mix together the avocado, mango, lime juice, ground ginger, and wasabi powder in a bowl. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Set aside until ready to serve.
  3. Spread the sesame seeds over the bottom of a shallow dish. Brush the tuna steaks with the canola oil, and dip into the sesame seeds, evenly coating both sides.
  4. Place tuna steaks on prepared grill. Cook until fish turns opaque, turning once, about 4 minutes for 1 inch thick steaks. Serve immediately with summer salsa and additional wasabi on the side.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Apr 21, 2008

Loved this recipe! Easy, light and refreshing. I of couse had to add some additional things for preference. First I used sesame oil instead of canola. For a better presentation I also used white and black sesame seeds. Lastly salsa isn't salsa to me with out onion, garlic and cilantro so I added some of each. FANTASTIC!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Jan 25, 2011

So... I used frozen tuna steaks, my wasabi powder is old and mild, and I substituted orange/peach/mango juice for the lime. Still, this recipe was solidly unremarkable. The tuna steaks needed salt, pepper, or *something* more than sesame to flavor the bites without salsa. I ended up sprinkling my serving with cayenne to make it more interesting.

Oct 13, 2007

An outstanding recipe. I used a sushi grade of Ahi Tuna and made the recipe exactly as directed. The flavors were very complimentary of one another. This dish presents very well for entertaining. I only regret that I ate it before I took a photo of it, to submit. Thanks for a keeper!!

Sep 28, 2007

Absolutely delicious!! I couldn't find wasabe powder, so I just used wasabe paste. My husband tasted the summer salsa without the tuna and didn't like it at all. BUT when served with the tuna, both of us thought it was perfect. I will definitely make this dish again.

Apr 28, 2008

Wow! This recipe makes you look like a chef! I cubed my tuna and cooked it in a covered skillet with a little canola oil (I don't have a grill). I also had a little wasabi mayonnaise on the side. It was restaurant quality.

Apr 20, 2008

SO good! I didn't use the wasabi powder but I did put lime zest in the salsa and it was fab! Will do it again for sure!

Aug 12, 2010

This was delicious! I didn't even have to toast the sesame seeds, they got nice and crispy while cooking on the tuna. I let them brown a lot which gave more flavor to the tuna. The salsa was incredible - I didn't even bother with the wasabi and it was very flavorful and a perfect combination with the sesame seeds. I don't have a grill so I did this in a heavy pan on the stove top.

Apr 20, 2009

The summer salsa is the BEST part of this recipe. I've made it since on it's own for tortilla chips and think it would be great with tilapia or shrimp. This was fantastic with a nice semi dry white wine. Fantastic! Make sure your avocado and mango and nice and ripe.


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  • Calories
  • 498 kcal
  • 25%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 31.6 g
  • 10%
  • Cholesterol
  • 50 mg
  • 17%
  • Fat
  • 29.7 g
  • 46%
  • Fiber
  • 10.8 g
  • 43%
  • Protein
  • 31.9 g
  • 64%
  • Sodium
  • 65 mg
  • 3%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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