Sesame-Crusted Tuna with Wasabi-Ponzu Sauce

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Sesame-Crusted Tuna with Wasabi-Ponzu Sauce Recipe
Becky Luigart-Stayner; Jan Gautro
This tuna recipe takes on an Asian flair with a coating of sesame seeds and a sauce of wasabi paste, soy sauce and fresh ginger.
4 servings (serving size: 1 tuna steak and 2 tablespoons sauce)


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1 tablespoon chopped green onions
2 tablespoons low-sodium soy sauce
2 tablespoons fresh orange juice
1 tablespoon rice vinegar
1 teaspoon brown sugar
1 teaspoon grated lemon rind
2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice
2 teaspoons honey
1 1/4 teaspoons prepared wasabi paste
1 teaspoon grated peeled fresh ginger
2 teaspoons vegetable oil
4 (6-ounce) tuna steaks (about 3/4 inch thick)
1/4 teaspoon salt
3 tablespoons sesame seeds
2 tablespoons black sesame seeds
Sliced green onions (optional)


Combine first 10 ingredients, stirring with a whisk.

Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Sprinkle tuna with salt. Combine sesame seeds in a shallow dish. Dredge tuna in sesame seeds. Add tuna to pan; cook 3 minutes on each side or until desired degree of doneness. Garnish with green onions, if desired. Serve tuna with sauce.

Created date

August 2004

Nutritional Information

Calories 302
Caloriesfromfat 28 %
Fat 9.5 g
Satfat 1.4 g
Monofat 3.5 g
Polyfat 3.3 g
Protein 40 g
Carbohydrate 9.9 g
Fiber 0.2 g
Cholesterol 80 mg
Iron 3.2 mg
Sodium 507 mg
Calcium 54 mg