Seared Tuna on Blini with Umami Sauce

Seared Tuna on Blini with Umami Sauce

Tuna flavored with an umami sauce full of indescribable flavor rest atop delicate, buttery, crepe-like thin pancakes. Yum!

Author: Billy Parisi
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  • 2 8 ounce fillets of fresh Ahi tuna
  • 1/4 cup sesame seeds
  • 2 tablespoons sesame oil
  • 1/4 cup diced tomato
  • sliced green onions for garnish
  • Umami Sauce
  • Blinis
  • Kosher salt and fresh cracked pepper to taste


  1. Season the tuna on all sides with salt and pepper and coat on all sides with the sesame seeds.
  2. In a hot large sauté pan on high heat add sesame oil. Sear the tuna on each side for 1 to 2 minutes.  Brown the tuna on the outside but make sure that it is a rare internal temperature.  Once cooked, slice the tuna very thin.
  3. To Plate: Place 1 slice of tuna on 1 blini and drizzle on a small amount of the umami sauce and top off with diced tomatoes and sliced green onions.