Mar 20, 2008

Sesame Crusted Tuna Steak on Arugula

Sushi grade tuna encrusted with sesame seeds, all I can say is yum!!! This is an easy main course salad.

Sesame Crusted Tuna Steak on Arugula
Gina's Weight Watcher Recipes

4 servings Points +: 8 pts • Smart Points: 6
Calories: 331 • Fat: 13.6 g • Carb: 18.4 g • Fiber: 2.7 g • Protein: 31.3 g • Sugar: 11.0 g Sodium: 616.7 mg

  • 16 oz sushi grade tuna
  • 1 tsp toasted sesame oil
  • 8 tsp black and white sesame seeds
  • kosher salt
  • fresh pepper
  • 4 cups arugula
For the soy-ginger vinaigrette:
  • 1 tbsp minced ginger
  • 1 tbsp minced green onion
  • 1 tbsp minced garlic
  • 1/2 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 1/4 cup red wine vinegar
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 1 1/2 tbsp honey
  • 2 tsp toasted sesame oil
  • 1 tsp dijon mustard

Rub the tuna steaks with 1 tsp oil, and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Dip entire surface of each steak into sesame seeds. Place the tuna steaks in a very hot saute pan and cook for only 1 minute on each side. Set aside on a platter.

Meanwhile, prepare salad and soy vinaigrette. Lightly coat salad with vinaigrette. Slice tuna steaks and place on top of arugula. Drizzle additional vinaigrette over the top.


  1. where can i buy sushi grade tuna? Can I just use the frozen tuna steaks from the general supermarket for this recipe

  2. Good question... I buy my tuna at the fish market. I believe it's a process to make sure there are no micro-organisms since it is not fully cooked but I'm not sure about frozen tuna. I would use it right after it thaws if you are using frozen.

  3. Going to try making this tonight! I live in Boston so we have TONS of fish markets around. Very excited!

  4. Sushi grade tuna is expensive!!!! 22$ for just under the amount to make this recipe!

  5. Yes Rose, this is not for every night, I make this on special occasions.

  6. Bought my Tuna at Costco. It was excellent! My whole family voted this a keeper.

  7. Simply exquisite!! Had it last night... and still smiling because of it =D

  8. thanks for sharing! I love tuna steak and was looking for a good recipie!

  9. It is really red wine in the dressing or red wine vinegar??

    1. Red wine vinegar, thanks for noticing! Just changed it!


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