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Sesame Ahi Tuna with Chili Lime Noodles

Sesame Ahi Tuna with Chili Lime Noodles is a delicious sushi grade tuna dish that can be made in about 20 minutes from prep to table with only six ingredients.
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Mains
Cuisine: Japanese
Servings: 2
Calories: 385kcal
Author: HWC Magazine


  • 6 oz tuna fresh (sushi grade)
  • 2 tablespoon black sesame seeds
  • 1 teaspoon steak seasoning
    or salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 4 oz lo mein
    (We used Kame wide lo mein noodles, if want gluten-free use thick rice pad thai noodles and cook according to directions)
  • 1 teaspoon spicy garlic chili paste (adjust less if you like slightly spicy and more if you like it really spicy) or less if you want it mild.
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • 2 spring onions chopped for garnish - optional


  • Cook wide lo-mein noodles (or wide rice pad Thai noodles- if want gluten-free) according to the directions, rinse with cool water and set aside.
  • In the meantime while your noodles are cooking, wash and dry sushi grade tuna.
  • Coat tuna thoroughly on all sides with black sesame seeds and sprinkle with steak seasoning.
  • Place olive oil in frying pan/ iron skillet, turn burner on medium high heat and put in tuna fillet into skillet. Pan-sear ahi tuna steaks on both sides for about 1 minute just until you see the side of the steak turn slightly brown about ⅛ inch and then flip over on the other side and sear for another minute until you can see that the steak it is brown ⅛ inch. Remove ahi tuna steaks from pan to rest.
  • Add olive oil to your pan and over medium heat add your spicy garlic chili paste and cook for 1 minute and then add your cooked noodles and toss until well incorporated about 1 more minute longer. Remove noodles from the heat, add the lime juice and toss. (If you like to balance the savory, sour and spicy, then add a teaspoon of coconut sugar or sugar to your noodle dish while it is on the heat.)
  • With a sharp knife, slice your pan-seared ahi tuna steaks thinly.
  • On a plate, place ½ prepared spicy garlic chili lime noodles on a plate. Place 3-4 slices of pan-seared sesame ahi tuna on top of the tossed noodles. Garnish with sliced spring onions and enjoy.


If you want to make this recipe gluten-free, then add pad thai rice noodles and cook per directions instead of lo mein noodles.


Serving: 1g | Calories: 385kcal | Carbohydrates: 45g | Protein: 23g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 31mg | Sodium: 386mg | Potassium: 223mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 194IU | Vitamin C: 5mg | Calcium: 111mg | Iron: 3mg