Crunchy Sesame Tuna

Cuisinart original

This tuna works well over fresh salad greens tossed with the Asian-Style Frizzled Green Beans.


Makes 2 to 3 servings


Nonstick cooking spray
¼   cup panko breadcrumbs
1    tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon vegetable oil
½   pound sushi-grade tuna (1¼ inches thick)
½   teaspoon kosher salt
1    teaspoon sesame seeds
Soy sauce and dark sesame oil for drizzling

Nutritional information

Nutritional information per serving (based on 3 servings):
Calories 180 (50% from fat) • carb. 4g • pro. 18g • fat 10g • sat. fat 2g chol. 29mg • sod. 43mg • calc. 6mg • fiber 0g


1. Line the Baking Pan with foil and spray with nonstick cooking spray.
2. Toss the panko with 1 tablespoon of oil and spread evenly onto the prepared baking pan.
3. Place in oven in the upper rack position. Set to AirFry at 350°F for
about 5 minutes. Remove from oven and toss together, reserve.
4. Discard the foil and place the Grill/Griddle Plate onto the Baking Pan,
Griddle side up and return to the oven in the lower rack position.
Set to Grill at 450°F and allow to preheat for at least 10 minutes.
5. While preheating, season the tuna with the salt evenly on both sides
and lightly coat both sides with the sesame seeds.
6. Once preheated, place the tuna onto the griddle. Cook until medium
rare, for about 3 minutes per side.
7. Remove from oven and cut into ¼-inch slices across the grain of the
fish. Serve drizzled with some soy sauce and sesame oil if desired
and sprinkled liberally with the reserved panko crunchies.

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