Sesame Tuna Marinade

Chris Anderson


Simple, and delicious


★★★★★ 1 vote

20 Min
10 Min


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1-1/2 to 2 lb
tuna fillets or steaks (fresh if available)
1/4 c
packed brown sugar
2 Tbsp
canola oil
3 Tbsp
burbon whiskey
3 Tbsp
dried chopped onions
2 Tbsp
soy sauce
1 tsp
curry powder
1 tsp
ground ginger
1/3 c
toasted sesame seeds (to add just before serving)

How to Make Sesame Tuna Marinade


  • 1Cut Tuna into serving size portions remove skin, rinse in cold water and pat dry.
  • 2In a gallon size zip lock type bag combine marinade ingredients and mix well. Add Tuna and squeeze out excess air. Zip it closed and message to coat evenly. Place in refrigerator overnight or at least a few hours before cooking.
  • 3Bring to room temperature before cooking.
    Grill, broil or pan-fry Tuna over medium high heat until done. Don’t over cook! Tuna can be served rare or medium and will be done in less than 10 minutes on a hot grill. Any longer and the meat will dry out and lose flavor. It’s not necessary to grill or broil both sides, the marinade will brown quickly because of the sugar. In fact, a light charring makes it taste even better.
  • 4Just before serving, sprinkle with toasted sesame seeds. Add rice pilaf, steamed asparagus and crisp salad greens with vinaigrette dressing for a perfect gourmet meal.
  • 5Note, this is a wonderful recipe that works equally well with Salmon, Swordfish, Halibut, or any firm flavorful fish.

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About Sesame Tuna Marinade

Course/Dish: Fish
Other Tag: Quick & Easy

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