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Sesame Seared Tuna with Ginger-Carrot Dipping Sauce

Sesame Seared Tuna with Ginger-Carrot Dipping Sauce

This is a simple but tasty appetizer with the perfect sauce. Not to mention a powerful nutrtional punch from the sesame seeds.

Ingredients for Dipping Sauce

  • 2 tablespoons mirin
  • 2 teaspoons white miso
  • 2 teaspoons grated fresh ginger
  • 1/3 cup carrot juice
  • 2 tablespoons fresh orange juice
  • 2 teaspoons low-sodium soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon plus 2 teaspoons distilled white vinegar
  • 1/8 teaspoon red-pepper flakes
  • 1/4 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 1 scallion, green part only, thinly sliced

Ingredients for Tuna

  • 3 tablespoons unhulled white sesame seeds
  • 1 tablespoon unhulled black sesame seeds
  • 1 pound sushi-grade tuna, cut into 4-ounce rectangular pieces
  • 1 tablespoon safflower oil


  1. Dipping sauce: Combine mirin, miso, ginger, carrot juice, orange juice, soy sauce, vinegar, red-pepper flakes, and sesame oil in a small bowl, whisking until miso dissolves. Sprinkle with sliced scallion.
  2. Combine sesame seeds in a shallow dish. Press tuna pieces into seeds, turning to coat each side. Heat oil in a medium saute pan over medium-high heat. Add tuna, and cook each side until white seeds are golden, about 20 seconds per side. Transfer tuna to a paper-towel-lined plate for 1 minute, then cut each piece into 1/4-inch-thick slices. Serve with dipping sauce.

Tags: Yellowfin Tuna Ahi Seared


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