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Grilled Sesame Tuna Steak

You can’t beat a local catch of fresh yellowfin tuna! In this recipe, tuna steaks are marinated, then encrusted with sesame seeds, and grilled to perfection. Serve with green beans almondine for a complete and satisfying meal.


Makes: 2 servings  Total Time: 40 min



2  tuna steaks (1-inch thick, 6 ounces each)
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1/2 cup sesame seeds

2 tablespoon toasted sesame oil
1/4 cup soy sauce
1/4 teaspoon freshly grated ginger
1 clove garlic, minced
1 scallion, finely chopped
1 tablespoon lemon juice



  1. In medium bowl, whisk together all ingredients of the marinade.
  2. Season tuna steaks with salt and pepper.
  3. Add tuna to marinade. Turn to coat evenly. Refrigerate 30 minutes, turning once.
  4. Oil grates on grill and heat to medium high.
  5. Remove tuna steaks from marinade and dredge steaks (both sides) in a plate filled with the sesame seeds.
  6. Grill tuna for 2-4 minutes on each side for medium-rare steaks (slightly pink in center).

NOTE: Do not over-marinate the tuna. Acids like lemon, or vinegar, will start to cook the fish.


Green Beans Almondine

Makes: 6 servings


1 pound fresh green beans, trimmed
3 tablespoons butter
1/3 cup slivered almonds
1 teaspoon lemon juice
Salt and pepper, to taste


  1. Add green beans to a medium saucepan. Add enough water to just cover the beans. Add a little salt, stir, and cook until the beans are crisp-tender. Drain and set aside.
  2. Heat a large skillet over medium-heat and add slivered almonds, stirring constantly for about 30 seconds or until lightly toasted. Add butter and lemon juice to skillet; stir. Add the green beans and sauté for 1-2 minutes.
  3. Season with salt and pepper, to taste. Serve.