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Sesame-Crusted Tuna with Carrot-Ginger Sauce

This recipe pairs omega-3-rich tuna with ginger. Both have anti-inflammatory properties that can help fend off disease and support healthy aging. The sauce on this dish is a perfect foil for sesame-coated tuna steaks. Per serving: 705 calories; 99 g protein; 30 g fat; 7 g carb; 3 g fiber

  • Servings: 4
Sesame-Crusted Tuna with Carrot-Ginger Sauce

Source: Body+Soul, March 2008


  • 1 medium carrot (2 ounces), peeled and coarsely chopped
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh peeled ginger (about a 2-inch piece)
  • 2 scallions, thinly sliced (white and green parts separated)
  • 1 tablespoon rice vinegar
  • 1 to 2 teaspoons toasted sesame oil
  • 1 teaspoon tamari or soy sauce
  • 4 tablespoons canola oil, divided
  • Coarse salt
  • 1/2 cup sesame seeds, preferably mixed black and white
  • 4 tuna steaks (each 6 to 8 ounces)


  1. In a blender, combine carrot, ginger, scallion whites, vinegar, sesame oil, tamari, 3 tablespoons canola oil, and 1 tablespoon water. Blend until smooth, scraping down sides of blender jar as necessary (add up to 1 tablespoon more water, if necessary, to adjust consistency). Season with salt.

  2. Place sesame seeds on a rimmed plate. Season tuna steaks with salt, then press both sides of the steaks into seeds to coat.

  3. Heat remaining tablespoon canola oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Cook fish in skillet 1 to 2 minutes per side for medium-rare (if steaks are particularly large, cook them in two batches).

  4. Serve fish topped with sauce and sprinkled with reserved scallion greens.

Reviews (8)

  • carolcamille 16 Apr, 2011

    This is an absolutely fabulous restaurant quality recipe which can be put together in very little time.

  • c78scorpio 5 Jan, 2010

    I thought soy was not allowed during week 1?????

  • abarbrie 5 Jan, 2010

    It's actually 705 but either way yeah it seems like a lot.

  • detaildiva 8 Jun, 2009

    Yes, is this really 750 calories?

  • missmade 5 Nov, 2008

    This looks like a fabulous recipe but 750 calories? WHOA

  • glowin33 29 Sep, 2008

    Cannot wait to try this, as my new favorite fish is tuna! This recipe sounds delicious. I have been marinating mine with olive oil, tamari and wasabi powder. This is right up my alley!

  • recgrrrl 24 Jun, 2008

    Finally. A recipe my husband will eat! Unfortunately, most of these recipes are girl food.

  • recgrrrl 24 Jun, 2008

    Finally. A recipe my husband will eat! Unfortunately, most of these recipes are girl food.

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