Pan-Seared Ahi with Sesame Seed Crust

by Mugnaini on April 22, 2013 in Appetizers,Seafood

Pan-Seared Ahi with Sesame Seed Crust

Serves 12 as an appetizer or 6 as a first plate
Pizza oven environment


  • 6 (1-inch-thick) ahi steaks, about 6 ounces each
  • 3 teaspoons sesame oil, divided
  • 1 tablespoon black sesame seeds
  • 1 tablespoon white sesame seeds


Place a saute pan large enough to hold all the ahi steaks in one layer into the oven and heat well for about 5 minutes. While pan is heating, lightly brush steaks using 2 teaspoons sesame oil. Combine the sesame seeds on a plate. Set steaks on plate with sesame seeds, turning and pressing to coat both sides. When steaks are coated, add remaining oil to hot pan; heat well and add steaks. Cook for 45 seconds, turn over, and cook for 45 seconds more. Remove and slice thinly to serve.

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