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Sesame-Crusted Tuna Steaks

by Berkeley Wellness  

This simple recipe could also work with salmon, halibut, or swordfish. If you’re shopping for fresh tuna in the supermarket, it will most likely be cut about 3/4 inch thick. This thinner cut allows the tuna to be cooked quickly.


  • 3 tablespoons ketchup
  • 4 teaspoons reduced-sodium soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons grated fresh ginger
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon brown sugar
  • 4 tuna steaks, 3/4 inch thick (6 ounces each)
  • 2 teaspoons sesame seeds


1. In a small bowl, stir together the ketchup, soy sauce, ginger, garlic, and brown sugar.

2. Spray a broiler pan with nonstick cooking spray. Place the tuna on the broiler pan and brush with the ketchup mixture.

3. Preheat the broiler. Broil the tuna 4 to 6 inches from the heat for 4 minutes, or until medium-rare.

4. Sprinkle the sesame seeds over the tuna and broil for 1 minute, or until the seeds are lightly crisped.

Makes 4 servings.

Nutrition per serving: 270 calories, 9g total fat (2g saturated), 63mg cholesterol, 0g dietary fiber, 6g carbohydrate, 39g protein, 380mg sodium.

A good source of: niacin, omega-3 fatty acids, riboflavin, selenium, thiamin, vitamin B12, vitamin B6, vitamin D.