Instead of canned tuna, try this excellent sesame-coated tuna steak, which comes out perfectly crispy in the air fryer and takes only a few minutes to prepare!
The air fryer sesame seeds coated tuna is one of the simplest and quickest cuisines to prepare and will become a family favorite.
How Should I Stick Sesame Seeds to Tuna?
Thanks to a whisked egg white, you can easily stick sesame seeds to the fish. To impart fragrance throughout the dish, Chef Ramsay rubs lime zest onto the loin under the crust and again while plating. Searing takes only 30 seconds on each side over medium heat with tuna.
Is It Necessary to Thaw Frozen Tuna Before Cooking?
You’re unlikely to find an Ahi tuna steak recipe that starts with frozen fish because tuna steak cooks rapidly and dries out if overcooked. Thawing tuna before cooking is necessary. The US Food and Drug Administration recommends thawing a tuna steak in the refrigerator overnight.
What Exactly Is Ahi Tuna?
“Ahi” is a Hawaiian term that roughly translates to “yellowfin tuna.”
It’s available at every local grocery store and is comparable to bluefin tuna — it just costs less.
Is Ahi Tuna Better for You Than Salmon?
Ahi Tuna vs. Salmon Fish
In terms of nutrition, the two fish are pretty similar, and each is nutritious in its way.
Yellowfin tuna steaks have less fat and 8 more grams of protein every 4 ½ ounces than Salmon. On the other hand, Salmon has more omega-3 fatty acids than other fish.
You’re still making a healthy choice no matter which air fryer fish you choose.
Tuna Steak Leftovers: What to Do with Them
Tuna is a reasonably lean fish, therefore overcooking it causes it to become dry and unpalatable. As a result, I don’t recommend reheating tuna steak in an air fryer or reheating tuna steak at all.
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Air Fryer Sesame Seeds Coated Tuna
- 1 egg white
- 3 tbsp white sesame seeds
- 3 tbsp black sesame seeds
- as required salt and ground black pepper
- 2 (6-ounce) tuna steaks
- Non-Stick Cooking Spray
- In a shallow bowl, whisk the egg white.
- In another bowl, mix together the sesame seeds, salt, and black pepper.
- Dip the tuna steaks into egg white and then coat with the sesame seeds mixture.
- Grease the Air Fryer Basket with cooking spray and then slide inside.
- Adjust the temperature of Air Fryer to 400 °F to preheat for 5 minutes.
- After preheating, arrange the tuna steaks into the greased Air Fryer Basket in a single layer.
- Slide the basket into Air Fryer and set the time for 6 minutes.
- While cooking, flip the tuna steaks once halfway through.
- After cooking time is finished, remove the tuna steaks from Air Fryer and serve.