Sesame-crusted tuna tataki

Prep time: 5 min

Cook time: 2 min

Serves: 4

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  • 2 x 6oz ahi tuna steaks from your local Fisherman’s Market
  • ½ cup of sesame seeds
  • 3 tbsp oil for frying (peanut, canola, vegetable)
  • Salt & pepper to taste


  1. Pat the ahi tuna steaks dry and then lightly season them with salt and pepper on all sides.
  2. Place the sesame seeds on a flat plate, take the ahi tuna steaks and coat all sides in the sesame seeds.
  3. In a saucepan, heat the oil on medium-high heat until the oil slightly smokes.
  4. Place coated ahi tuna steaks in a pan and let sear for 30 seconds (or until golden) on each side.
  5. Let sit for 2 minutes then slice thinly and serve.


This recipe was created by Tyrone Gordon, Fisherman’s Market Burnaby store manager.

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