These Seared Sesame Tuna Bites are so simple, so delicious and so beautiful. If you need a party nibble then these are the perfect quick canapé.
The beautiful tuna is coated with a drizzle of sesame oil, dipped into sesame seeds and seared in a super hot pan so the sesame seeds form a delicious crust. Served with soy sauce they make the perfect quick canapé. And in my opinion when it comes to parties a canapé is the perfect party bite. Anything that means you can pick up a delicate piece of food, eat it in one bite and never have to put your glass down. PARTY WIN!
The outside of these Seared Sesame Tuna Bites has a lovely sesame crust but the inside is still juicy and pretty much raw. So you need to ensure you buy sushi grade tuna for these little bites. Just ask your fishmonger about it.
This dish takes minutes to make and can be served hot, warm or cold. Making it wonderful for a party. A glass of champagne, a seared sesame tuna bite and your guest will instantly feel welcome.
I like to use black and white sesame seeds as I just love the colour combo on these Tuna Bites, but you can totally use which ever you have in the cupboard. Don’t add work by taking an extra trip to the shops!
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Seared Sesame Tuna Bites - A Quick Canapé
You can change the measurement from US to metric at the bottom of this list
- 2/3 cup sesame seeds (white, black or mixture of both)
- 1 tbsp sesame oil
- 1 tbsp canola oil
- 20 oz tuna steaks (usually this is 3-4 steaks about 1 inch thick)
- Place sesame seeds on a plate. And mix together if using white and black.
- Pour the two oils together in a seperate plate.
- Pat the tuna dry and then dip it or brush it with the oil mixture.
- Transfer it to the sesame seeds and turn to give it an even coating on both sides.
- Place a fry pan over medium-high heat, and once it is smoking add the tuna steaks.
- Cook for 30 seconds on one side and flip and cook for a further 30 seconds.
- Remove from the pan and use a super sharp knife to cut the tuna into bite sized chunks.
- Arrange on a serving platter with soy sauce to dip.