Seared Sesame Tuna

A miso paste topped with sesame seeds adds a unique and crunchy coating to this succulent tuna. Sear it on your grill for an amazing texture, beautiful presentation and flavorful dish that’s also tender and juicy!


  • 4 tuna steaks, 1-inch thick
  • 1/3 cup miso paste
  • 1/2 cup sesame seeds
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • Pickled ginger, if desired


  1. Heat Memphis Grill to 600° with the Indirect Savorizer® in place and hood closed.
  2. Rub miso all over tuna; pat on sesame seeds to cover.
  3. Open grill hood, place cast iron skillet on grate and heat for 10 minutes. Add canola oil. Place tuna in hot skillet and sear for 1 1/2 minutes on each side.
  4. Remove tuna to platter. Let stand 5-10 minutes before slicing.
  5. Serve with pickled ginger, if desired.

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