Japanese Sesame-Crusted Grilled Tuna


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Japanese Sesame-Crusted Grilled Tuna

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    Crusted with a flavorful blend of sesame seed and spices, these grilled tuna steaks will take your taste buds on a journey to Asia.

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    Servings and Ingredients

    Serves 4
    ¼ c. Hy-Vee Hickory House Teriyaki Twist honey teriyaki marinade
    2 tsp. refrigerated garlic paste
    2 tsp. refrigerated ginger paste
    4 (4-oz.) frozen wild caught tuna steaks, about 1 in. thick; thawed
    1 ripe mango, peeled, pitted and cut into ½-in.-thick strips
    1 tbsp. Gustare Vita olive oil
    1 tbsp. fresh lime juice
    2 tbsp. white sesame seed
    2 tbsp. black sesame seed
    ¼ tsp. coarsely ground Hy-Vee black pepper
    Green onions, for garnish

    Things To Grab

    • Whisk
    • Small bowl
    • Large resealable plastic bag
    • Charcoal or gas grill
    • Tongs
    • Plate
    • Paper towels
    • Clean cutting board
    • Foil


    1. Whisk together teriyaki marinade, garlic paste and ginger paste in a small bowl; set aside.

    2. Place tuna steaks in a large resealable plastic bag. Pour the marinade mixture over tuna; seal bag. Turn bag to evenly coat steaks with marinade mixture. Marinate in refrigerator for 15 minutes.

    3. Preheat a charcoal or gas grill with a greased grill rack for direct grilling over medium-high heat (375 degrees).

    4. Place mango in a medium bowl. Drizzle with olive oil and lime juice; toss to coat. Grill mango for 2 minutes or until charred, turning halfway through; set aside.

    5. Stir together white and black sesame seed and pepper on a plate. Remove the tuna steaks from the marinade mixture; discard marinade mixture. Lightly pat tuna steaks with paper towels to remove some of the marinade. Press the sesame seed mixture onto the tuna steaks to evenly coat.

    6. Grill tuna for 2 to 3 minutes or to desired doneness*, turning halfway through. Transfer to a clean cutting board; loosely cover with foil and let rest for 3 minutes. Slice tuna and serve with grilled mango. Garnish with and green onions, if desired.

      Hyvee Culinary Expert Tip
      Note: Consuming raw or undercooked seafood may increase your risk of foodborne illness, especially if you have certain medical conditions.
      Hy-Vee Test Kitchen

    Nutrition facts


    310 Calories per serving

    Amounts Per Serving

    • Total Fat: 10g
    • Cholesterol: 0mg
    • Sodium: 520mg
    • Total Carbohydrates: 27g
    • Protein: 32g

    Daily Values

    Iron 6%
    Calcium 4%
    Vitamin D 35%
    Potassium 15%