Square small picture of Seared Sesame Tuna Bites on a white platter. Rare tuna encrusted with white and black sesame seeds.

Seared Sesame Tuna Bites - A Quick Canapé

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.
Course Appetizer
Cuisine Modern Australian
Prep Time 3 minutes
Cook Time 2 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 36 bites
Calories 45kcal


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  • 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.


Nutritional Information is based on 1 bite.




Calories: 45kcal | Protein: 4g | Fat: 2g | Vitamin A: 6.9% | Calcium: 2.8% | Iron: 3.1%