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 45 kcal


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)
US Customary - Metric


  1. Place sesame seeds on a plate. And mix together if using white and black.
  2. Pour the two oils together in a seperate plate.
  3. Pat the tuna dry and then dip it or brush it with the oil mixture.
  4. Transfer it to the sesame seeds and turn to give it an even coating on both sides.
  5. Place a fry pan over medium-high heat, and once it is smoking add the tuna steaks.
  6. Cook for 30 seconds on one side and flip and cook for a further 30 seconds.
  7. Remove from the pan and use a super sharp knife to cut the tuna into bite sized chunks.
  8. Arrange on a serving platter with soy sauce to dip.

Recipe Notes

Nutritional Information is based on 1 bite.



Nutrition Facts
Seared Sesame Tuna Bites - A Quick Canapé
Amount Per Serving
Calories 45 Calories from Fat 18
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 2g 3%
Protein 4g 8%
Vitamin A 6.9%
Calcium 2.8%
Iron 3.1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.