Sesame-Crusted Tuna Steaks

Carlene Thomas RDN
Carlene Thomas RDN
September 19, 2023
These souls vide tuna steaks are soft and buttery, with a just-warm center and crisp sesame coating. You can use this method as the perfect starting point for any seasoning profile—just swap out the sesame seeds for whatever coating you’d like.
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Sesame-Crusted Tuna Steaks
4.25 (4)
2 (1 1/2-inch-thick)
tuna steaks
Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
Mixture of black and white sesame seeds, for coating tuna
2 tsp
canola oil
Thinly sliced scallions, for serving
Flaky sea salt, for serving

1. Preheat the Oven

Sous Vide Mode: On
Steam: 100%
Temp: 110°F
Heat: Rear

2. Season the Tuna

Liberally season both sides of the tuna steaks with kosher salt and pepper.
Season the Tuna

3. Cook

Transfer to the oven, attach the probe, and cook until the probe reaches its target temperature, about 35 minutes. (Cooking time is dependent on the thickness of the tuna steaks.)
Sous Vide Mode: On
Steam: 100%
Temp: 110°F
Heat: Rear
105°F Probe Target

4. Pat dry

Remove from the oven and pat both sides of the tuna steaks dry with a paper towel.
Pat dry

5. Coat

Fill a shallow dish with sesame seeds. Working one tuna steak at a time, roll in the sesame seeds to coat.

6. Sear and Serve

Heat the oil in a cast iron skillet over high heat. When the oil is hot, add the tuna and sear, undisturbed for 30 seconds. Flip and cook for 30 seconds on the second side. Slice and serve garnished with the scallions and flaky salt.
Sear and Serve
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