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Sesame Crust Tuna with Balsamic Glaze

A delightful way to prepare tuna. A sesame crust with a touch of balsamic vinegar
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Marinating1 hr
Course: Fish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: sesame, tuna
Servings: 4 servings
Author: Marian Burros courtesy of New York Times
Cost: 35


  • 4 Tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 2 green onions white and light-green part, finely chopped
  • 2 Tablespoons coarsely grated ginger
  • 1 ½ pounds thick tuna steak
  • 4 tablespoons sesame seeds
  • 1 tablespoon oil


  • Mix vinegar and 2 Tablespoons water with green onion and ginger in a bowl. Place tuna in mixture, and marinate about an hour.
  • To cook, remove tuna from marinade; set marinade aside. Press sesame seeds into both sides of tuna. Heat nonstick pan to medium, and add oil. Quickly sear tuna on both sides, just a couple of minutes -- seeds brown quickly. Remove tuna from pan, pour in reserved marinade, and bring to a boil. Pour over tuna, and serve.