Anchovy and Sesame Tuna recipe

Preparation Time: 10 minutes | Cooking Time: 15 minutes

In this yummy recipe, fresh tuna steaks are topped with a crisp anchovy and sesame topping. The tuna is moist, savoury and salty - and super healthy. Serve with noodles or crisp potatoes.


  • 4 small tuna steaks
  • 55g fresh wholemeal breadcrumbs
  • 4 anchovy fillets, drained
  • 1 garlic clove
  • Small handful freshly chopped parsley
  • 2 tbsp. toasted sesame seeds
  • 2 tsp. extra-virgin olive oil
  • Salt and pepper


  1. Finely chop the anchovies, garlic, parsley and breadcrumbs. Mix together in a bowl with the sesame seeds, olive oil and salt and pepper.

  2. Place the tuna steaks in a single layer on a baking tray. Pile on the topping and bake in a 200C oven for 10 minutes (blushing tuna) to 15 minutes (well done). Serve immediately.

If you don't have any sesame seeds, add some more breadcrumbs to pad out the topping. Or, you could try some toasted pine nuts or slivered almonds. Recipe serves 4.

Recipe Details:

  • Author: Laura Young.
  • Published:

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