Seared Rare Sushi-Grade Albacore with Sesame Seed Crust: A Delicious and Sustainable Seafood Recipe

Sushi grade albacore (also known as Tombo Tuna) is a seafood delicacy that is often overlooked in favor of its more popular cousin, ahi tuna. However, albacore tuna has a uniquely mild flavor, tender texture, and a high fat content that makes it perfect for searing and creating a crispy crust. When sourced from a reputable supplier like Four Star Seafood, you can trust that your albacore is fresh and sustainably caught.

In this recipe, we'll show you how to prepare a delicious seared rare sushi grade albacore with a crispy sesame seed crust that will showcase the natural flavors of this exceptional fish.


  • 1 lb sushi grade albacore tuna
  • 1/4 cup sesame seeds
  • 1/4 cup black sesame seeds
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 2 tbsp vegetable oil


  1. Rinse the sushi grade albacore tuna under cold water and pat it dry with paper towels.

  2. Mix together the sesame seeds, sea salt, and black pepper in a shallow bowl.

  3. Dip the albacore tuna into the sesame seed mixture, coating it evenly on all sides.

  4. Heat the vegetable oil in a skillet over high heat.

  5. Once the oil is hot, add the albacore tuna to the skillet and sear for 1-2 minutes on each side, or until the sesame seed crust is golden brown and crispy.

  6. Remove the albacore tuna from the skillet and let it rest for a few minutes.

  7. Using a sharp knife, slice the albacore tuna into thin pieces and serve immediately with soy sauce, wasabi, and pickled ginger.

Enjoy your delicious seared rare sushi grade albacore with a crispy crust!

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Fresh and sustainable seafood is always just a click away with Four Star Seafood. Our sushi-grade albacore is available for local bay area home delivery, making it easy to prepare delicious seafood dishes in the comfort of your own kitchen. By choosing Four Star Seafood, you're not only getting high-quality seafood, but you're also supporting sustainable fishing practices and the livelihoods of local fishermen. Try this recipe and experience the taste of fresh, responsibly-sourced albacore tuna for yourself!

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