Seared Albacore Tuna Loin

  • prep time10 min
  • total time 25 min
  • serves 4 - 6

A simple recipe that respects both the flavour and integrity of tuna. Makes an outstanding pot luck dish.
Courtesy of Quoashinis “Cosy” Lawson, Tofino. B.C. 

57 Ratings
Directions for: Seared Albacore Tuna Loin



⅓ cup (75 mL) ponzu sauce

1 tsp (5 mL) finely chopped garlic

1 tsp (5 mL) grated ginger

Tuna Loin

1 tuna loin

¼ cup (60 mL) sesame oil

2 Tbsp (30 mL) vegetable oil

Freshly cracked pepper to taste



1. In small bowl, mix together ponzu sauce, garlic and ginger. Set aside.

Tuna Loin

1. Dry loin with paper towel. Drizzle with 2 tbsp (30 mL) sesame oil and rub in. Add pepper all over. (I use about 2 tsp/10 mL, but I like a lot of pepper.)

2. Add vegetable oil to hot pan over medium-high heat; sear loin evenly on all sides, about 2 minutes per side for medium-size loin. Remove to cutting board.

3. Slice loin crosswise into ¼- to ½-inch (5 mm to 1 cm) thick pieces. Remove to dish or plate; drizzle with sauce. Drizzle with remaining sesame oil.

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