Sesame Crusted Tuna Steaks with Fresh Fruit Salsa


  • 4- 8oz.  Fresh tuna steaks

  • 4 oz. Terry-aki marinade(available at Dirk's)

  • 1 oz. of each black and white sesame seeds

  • cilantro sprigs for garnish

       Salsa mix

  • 2 cups fresh mangos chunks

  • 1 cup fresh peaches or nectarines

  • 1 cup fresh papaya chunks

  • 1 cup fresh pineapple chunks

  • 1 avocado, seeded and chopped

  • 1/2 cup red onion, sliced thin

  • 1 jalapeno pepper, seeded and chopped (leave the seeds for heat)

  • 1/4 cup cilantro, chopped

  • 2 limes, juiced


  • Place tuna steaks in marinade for about 15 minutes only. Remove and let drain for a couple of minutes. Mix sesame seeds together then coat tuna with a light coating of seeds. Whatever sticks to the tuna is perfect. Set aside for 15 minutes to firm up the seed coating and to take the chill off the fish.

  • This can be done either  on the grill, or a grill pan/saute pan on the stove. Place tuna on hot cooking surface and cook for 1 1/2 to 2 minutes per side. Tuna should be done on the rare side. Remove from heat and slice on a angle to serve. Top with cilantro sprigs.

     Salsa Directions

  • Add all above ingredients together, except for avocado, a couple of hours ahead so that the flavors blend. Add the avocado last just before serving.

Dirk FucikFISH: TUNA