Recipes from Bassas da India: Sesame Tuna

Recipes from Bassas da India

Sesame Tuna

Country: Bassas da India
Course: Appetizer
Makes: 2 servings


  • 1 7-ounce sushi-grade yellowfin tuna steak
  • Chicken spice to coat (more on that later)
  • Sesame seeds to coat
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/2 tsp powdered chicken stock
  • Pickled ginger
  • Soy sauce (for dipping)


  1. Coat the tuna with the spice blend, then sprinkle both sides with sesame seeds.
  2. Heat the oil in a pan. As the oil heats up, stir in the powdered chicken stock.
  3. Add the tuna steak and fry lightly on both sides. You only want about a quarter of the meat to actually cook through; the remaining 3/4 on the inside should stay pink.
  4. Remove the fish from the heat and slice thinly.
  5. Serve with pickled ginger and a small dish of soy sauce for dipping.