Sesame and Nori Crusted Ahi Tuna {New Year Reset Day 26}
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This sesame and nori crusted ahi tuna is a delicious light and healthy meal ready in less than 30 minutes from start to finish!
Serves: 4
  • For the tuna:
  • 1 sheet nori
  • 3 tablespoons black sesame seeds, toasted
  • 1 teaspoon coarse sea salt
  • 1 pound sashimi-grade tuna
  • 1 teaspoon of olive oil
  • For the soy dressing:
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon mirin
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil
  • For the pickled daikon
  • 1 small daikon radish, peeled, about ¼ pound
  • 1 teaspoon rice vinegar
  • ½ teaspoon sugar
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 avocado, peeled, pitted and thinly sliced
  • To serve:
  • 1 cup radish sprouts or microgreens
  1. For the sesame and nori crusted ahi tuna:
  2. Using a spice grinder or food processor process the sheet of nori until finely ground. Place the nori, sesame seeds and salt in a bowl and mix to combine. Sprinkle the nori sesame mixture on top of the tuna covering both sides.
  3. Add the olive oil in a cast-iron skillet over medium-high heat until the oil starts to shimmer. Place the tuna steak in the pan and cook for 1 minute on each side just to sear the outside. Thinly slice.
  4. For the pickled daikon:
  5. Using a mandoline or julienne peeler cut the daikon into thin matchsticks. In a small bowl toss the daikon with the rice vinegar, sugar and salt. Let sit for 10 minutes to let most of the liquid release.
  6. Before serving, squeeze as much of the moisture as possible with your hands.
  7. For the soy dressing:
  8. In a small bowl combine the soy sauce,
  9. To Serve:
  10. Place some of the pickled daikon on a plate. Thinly slice the tuna and layer on top of the daikon. Add ¼ of the sliced avocado, drizzle with a tablespoon of the soy mixture and top with radish sprouts.
Recipe by Scaling Back at