Sesame Seared Tuna with Ginger Ponzu


  • 2 Tuna Steaks
  • 4 Tablespoons of Sesame Seeds
  • Salt & Pepper
  • 1 Tablespoon of Sesame Oil

For the Ginger Ponzu

  • 2 Tablespoons of Tamari
  • 1 Tablespoon of Lemon Juice
  • 1 Teaspoon of Fresh Grated Ginger
  • 2 Spring Onions
  • 1/4 Red Chili

This is such a refreshing, healthy and easy way to prepare gorgeous tuna in just a few minutes. Ponzu is one of my favourite things ever and this time I’m adding zingy ginger and using my really quick, cheat’s recipe so you don’t have to make a trip to the Asian market for any ingredients. Using super fresh, good quality tuna is essential so tell your fishmonger what you’re making.

Seared Sesame Tuna 5

Season the tuna a little coarse salt and pepper. Sprinkle on half of the sesame seeds to coat each piece of tuna, then flip and repeat to coat them well. Set them aside while you make the sauce.

Combine the tamari, lemon juice and grated ginger and whisk gently. Finely chop the spring onion, and chili if using, and add them to the sauce.

Heat the sesame oil in a pan on high heat. When it’s hot, add in the tuna and cook for 1 minute each side. Remove it from the heat and cut into thin slices. Serve right away with the dipping sauce.