Sesame Seared Tuna with Sweet Soy Dip

  • 2 Tuna Steaks
  • 1-2 Tbsp. Sesame Seeds
  • Drizzle of Sesame Oil

Dipping Sauce

  • 4 Tbsp. Soy Sauce
  • 2 Tbsp. Mirin
  • ½ Tbsp. Japanese Rice Wine
  • 2 Tsp. Sesame Oil
  • 1 Red Birdseye Chilli
  • 1-2 Tbsp. Fresh Coriander chopped


Get a large flat plate ready and pour 1 Tbsp. sesame seeds on it and spread them out. Drizzle a little sesame oil on your Tuna Steaks and then place them on top of the sesame seeds. Pour the remaining 1 Tbsp. Sesame Seeds on top of the rest of the Tuna so both steaks are mostly covered.

To make the dipping sauce mix all of the liquid ingredients together in a dish. Thinly slice up the Chilly and add this in along with the chopped coriander.

Now to cook the Tuna – heat up a large non-stick frying pan, add both Tuna Steaks and cook on a medium to high heat for 1-2 minutes on each side.

Remove from the pan and let rest for 5 minutes & then slice thinly.


  • Dipping Sauces are a real balance of flavours coming together so you can adjust the dipping sauce as you like, so it is important to taste it as you make it. If it is too salty from the Soy Sauce just add a little more Mirin. If it is lacking sharpness add another ½ Tbsp. of Japanese Rice Wine.
  • You can also switch out the Chilli for Wasabi Paste – it will give a slightly different type of spice, more of a heat sensation rather than spicy. If you want to do this just mix a little Wasabi Powder with 1-2 Tsp. Warm Water until a paste is formed – then add this to the dipping sauce.