Sesame Seared Tuna Steaks & Sauce and Stuffed Onions

Seared Tuna is one of my Favorites, you can make it all SORTS of ways so it’s really fun to play around. Personally I like my tuna cooked, but most people like it raw, So just eye it when you’re cooking to your desired done-ness.

I have to say the onions are quite time-consuming, but they’re DELICIOUS and totally worth the wait! I tweaked this recipe from Paula of bell’ alimento.

The tuna was quite easy and quick! the sauce we had to tweak and test and try… then finally got it just PERFECT. I’m estimating on the quantities so please taste as you go and tweak! I know the ingredients sound funky, but we were drinking it… The Heavy Cream at the end was a last-minute decision and made the PERFECT taste we were hoping, it really mellows out the sauce in a good way!

Tuna Steak Ingredients:

  • 2 Tuna Fillets (thawed)
  • Sesame seeds
  • crushed black pepper
  • salt


  1. Get a non-stick frying pan hot (med high heat)
  2. Season one side of the Tuna with TONS of pepper and sesame seeds, and a heavy punch of salt.
  3. Throw it seasoned side down right on there (no oil or spray, thank goodness for non-stick!)
  4. Immediately dredge the blank side with sesame seeds, salt & pep.
  5. Cook until desired doneness 3-5 mins each side.
  6. Plate and immediately pour sauce (recipe to follow)

Sauce Ingredients:

  • 1 bunch green onions
  • ~4 TBsp soy sauce
  • ~3 TBsp red wine
  • 5 Garlic cloves, minced
  • ~4 TBSP dijon Mustard
  • ~1 TBsp Lemon Juice
  • ~4 oz heavy cream
  • 1/2 cup water
  • ground pepper


  1. Cut the onions thin, white part and some of the green (about 4-5 inches of the stalk)
  2. Heat a pot on low. Add onions, garlic, soy sauce and wine. stir till it thickens and the onions break up ~4 mins.
  3. Add water, lemon juice, mustard, and TONS of pepper.
  4. Allow the sauce to cook down and thicken, ~6-8 mins.
  5. Slowly add the cream and test and try to your desired creamyness.
  6. Stir for ~5 mins on low to heat up, then pour over Tuna Steaks.


Stuffed Onion Ingredients: Courtesy of Paula – bell’ alimento

  • 2 Large white onions
  • 2 heaping TBsp bread crumbs
  • 1/2 cup mushrooms, diced
  • 1 red bell pepper, diced
  • 1 cup white cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • olive oil
  • salt and pepper


  1. Preheat oven to 350F and put on a large pot of water to boil.
  2. Peel the outer skin off your onions and slice the nubs off.
  3. Cook onions in boiling water 15-20 mins, remove with slotted spoon and allow to cool for ~5 mins.
  4. Do not drain the water, touch the middle of the onion and if it’s still hard return to water. The center should be quite easy to hull out.
  5. Cut off the top of the onion more so you have room to hull and stuff. Hull insides and set aside.
  6. Roughly chop the hulled portion and add to sauté pan with olive oil and garlic. cook ~4 mins
  7. Add pepper and mushrooms, season with salt-n-pep! (lots of pep!)
  8. Cook and stir ~10 mins. Then turn off heat and stir in breadcrumbs and 3/4 cup of cheese.
  9. Place hulled onions in a sprayed casserole dish. Stuff completely and sprinkle cheese over.
  10. Cover with foil and bake ~45-50 mins. Allow to cool before serving! 🙂


One Comment Add yours

  1. KennyT says:

    The stuffed onions are so cute!! Fantastic and innovative! I will try them out.

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