How to Sear Tuna to Perfection

Cooking fish can be a risky business, especially with a low-fat-content fish like tuna that can easily dry out if it’s cooked all the way through. The solution: searing. Here’s how to use this easy technique to get delicious, restaurant-worthy tuna!

What You Need:
 - One 6-ounce tuna steak
 - Kosher salt
 - Freshly ground black pepper
 - Sesame seeds
 - Olive oil
 - Ponzu sauce

Step 1: Season one side of the tuna with salt and pepper to taste and coat with sesame seeds. Repeat on the opposite side.

Step 2: Heat olive oil in a cast-iron skillet over medium-high heat until hot, then gently place the tuna into the pan. Let it cook for 1 to 1½ minutes. 

Step 3: Flip the tuna using tongs to cook the other side. 

Step 4: Holding the fish in your tongs, sear each of the remaining sides for 15 seconds each, until they turn white.

Step 5: Slice and serve hot with ponzu sauce. 

Additional Reporting by Abby Hepworth