Seared Ahi Tuna with Sesame Soy Sauce

Pan seared tuna steaks are an easy way to create a fancy looking meal at home! This delicious Seared Ahi Tuna with Sesame Soy Sauce is the perfect way to elevate your poke bowls or to enjoy on its own.


For the Tuna:

  • 1lb Ahi tuna steaks
  • 1/2 cup Panko bread crumbs
  • 3 tbsp Sesame seeds
  • Avocado oil spray

For the Dipping Sauce:

  • 1 tbsp Soy sauce
  • 1 tsp Sriracha
  • 1 tsp Toasted sesame oil
  • 1 tbsp Half fat mayonnaise


  1. First, season tuna with a little bit of salt and black pepper. In a shallow bowl, whisk together the bread crumbs and sesame seeds. Coat each tuna steak in the bread crumb and sesame seed mixture.
  2. I would also recommend mixing the sauce at this stage too, since the raw ahi tuna will get seared very quickly. In a small bowl, whisk together the soy sauce, sriracha, toasted sesame oil, and mayonnaise and set aside.
  3. Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Once the pan is hot, spray with avocado oil and place the seasoned tuna fillet in the hot pan. Cook the tuna, without disturbing it for approximately two minutes per side depending on how rare you want your tuna to be. You want to get a nice sear and toasted sesame seeds on the sides of the fish, with a nice raw center.
  4. Once you have seared your tuna, remove it from the pan and let it sit for a minute. Using a sharp knife, cut the tuna into thin slices and serve drizzled with the sauce. Enjoy!