My daughter is visiting again, and she loves tuna, so of course I had to make this unique seared tuna for her. There are hundreds of recipes for seared tuna, ample evidence how popular Japanese food is in the U.S. But this recipe is special because it uses crushed black sesame seeds. The fish is marinated and coated with black sesame seeds, then flour, and finally quickly deep-fried. The black and pink make a striking appearance, and the deep fried crisp coating makes a lovely contrast with the succulent tuna.
Note that I made this recipe only a few months ago, but my photos did not do justice to the wonderful meal.
3 thoughts on “Black Sesame Seared Tuna”
I think your photos absolutely do justice to the recipe. I love the idea of black sesame seeds. I have some in the freezer — I use them on a few breads — but will have to try using them this way.
If you serve this for company, use a salad that is all green: mine had some red leaves and it didn’t add to the dramatic colors of this recipe. Red, black, green…
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