Recipes ofStephanie Searor, MS RD LDN RYT-200

Registered Dietitian Nutritionist

Dietitian passionate about helping people fall back in love with their bodies and their relationship with food


Sesame-Crusted Sous Vide Tuna Steaks

Friday, March 06, 2020
Total time
1 hour and 30 minutes
Preparation time
45 minutes

This is a fun recipe that can be made on a weeknight, but looks fancy enough for a weekend dinner. Serve as an appetizer or with an assortment of pickled vegetables and steamed rice, along with wasabi and low-sodium soy sauce for a delicious, filling, healthy meal.

or2-6 ounce fresh tuna steaks
or2 teaspoons Kosher salt
or2 tablespoons sesame oil, divided
or1 1/2 tablespoons sesame seeds (a mix of black and white is fun)
Season the tuna liberally with salt, and let rest for 30 minutes. While the tuna is resting, prepare your sous vide container. Heat to 115 degrees Fahrenheit.
After 30 minutes, drizzle the tuna steaks with one tablespoon of sesame oil, and press the sesame seeds into the top and bottom of the steaks (you can cover the sides, too, if you’d like).
In a medium-hot pan, sear the tuna steaks for a minute on each side in another one tablespoon of sesame oil, or until the seeds are browned (but not burned).
Once the steaks are seared, transfer to a vacuum seal bag or zip-top bag, making sure all air is removed. Submerge and cook for 45 minutes.
Remove the steaks, and serve immediately or cool until ready to serve. Tuna can be thinly sliced and served with wasabi, soy, steamed rice, and pickled ginger or daikon radish for an awesome, fun dinner.
Nutritional information
Per 100 gPer portion (98 g)% DRI
Energy176 kcal173 kcal9 %
Fat9 g9 g14 %
Fatty acids, total saturated1 g1 g7 %
Cholesterol34 mg33 mg11 %
Sodium1222 mg1201 mg50 %
Carbohydrate1 g1 g0 %
Sugars0 g0 gremove
Fiber1 g0 g2 %
Protein22 g21 gremove