Seared Tuna Steak Marinaded with Cilantro and Lime Sauce



  • 1  fresh tuna steak (about 1 1/2 lbs)
  • 1 lime, squeezed
  • 1 cup cilantro, chopped
  • 4 tbsp minced garlic
  • ½ tbsp mirin (rice wine)
  • 1 tsp sesame oil (optional)
  • Seasame seeds
  • Salt & pepper to taste
  • Oil



  1. To make the marinade sauce, mix lime juice, cilantro, garlic, mirin in a bowl.
  2. Dry tuna steak and season with salt and pepper, then put it in a ziploc bag with the marinade sauce. Place the bag in the fridge for 1 hour.
  3. An hour later, take out the tuna steak and add a pinch of sesame seeds on each side.
  4. Add 1 tbsp oil to a skillet over high heat, sear for about 1 minute per side.
  5. Transfer tuna steak to a cutting board and cut into slices then serve.
  6. This step is optional, but if you love cilantro and lime as much as I do, mix the remaining marinade sauce with sesame oil and a pinch of sesame seeds, then use as dipping sauce.

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