Sesame Crust Southern Bluefin Tuna Recipe

My two favourite times of year are the week after South West Rocks when I have fresh mackerel to cook with and the couple of days after a tuna run to Portland. After spending the long weekend at Portland for #NSC17, I returned with a nice slab of fresh southern bluefin tuna, courtesy of Jordo, one of the entrants.


Here’s a quick and easy recipe that made for a beautiful dinner tonight.


  • Tuna steaks (1.5 inches thick)
  • Sesame seeds
  • 2 tbl spoons of soy sauce
  • 2 tsp of sesame oil
  • Vegetable oil
  • Mixed leaf salad
  • 1/2 Cucumber
  • Honey Soy dressing
  • Salt & Pepper
  • Chang’s crunchy noodles


  1. Mix the sesame oil and soy together in a bowl.
  2. Baste the tuna in the mixture using the back of a spoon.
  3. Season well with salt and pepper.
  4. Toast off the sesame seeds in a hot pan.
  5. Spread a layer of sesame seeds on a chopping board and coat tuna on all sides.
  6. Heat a little vegetable oil in a frying pan to a med-high heat.
  7. Sear the tuna steaks on all sides until the crust becomes lightly golden.
  8. Combine the mixed leaves with some sliced cucumber and crunchy noodles.
  9. Add honey soy dressing to taste.



Sea Sherpa

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