Babalu’s shows us how to make Ginger-Seasame Yellowfin Tuna

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MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- Babalu's is the newest addition to Overton Square.

The Jackson, Miss based restaurant is known for Mexican food, especially Guacamole.

They also have other dishes including a delicious Ginger-Sesame Yellowfin Tuna.


Babalu’s Ginger-Seasame Yellowfin Tuna

Cook time: 3 to 4 minutes


3-ounce piece of Yellowfin tuna

1 cup white sesame seeds

1 cup black sesame seeds

4 tablespoons ground ginger


Step 1: Place sesame seeds and ginger in bowl and mix well.

Step 2: Cover tuna with sesame seeds on all sides.

Step 3: Place tuna in skillet of medium-high heat and cook on both sides until desired degree of doneness.

Step 4: Cut into slices and top with wasabi aioli. Served with marinated cucumbers.

Wasabi Aioli


12 tablespoons wasabi powder

3/4 cup cold water

6 cups mayonaise

3 teaspoons minced garlic

3 teaspoons minced shallots

3 tablespoons lime juice

3 tablespoons salt


Step 1: Mix wasabi powder and water in mixing bowl.

Step 2: Add mayonnaise, garlic, shallots, lime juice and salt.

Step 3: Mix well and pour over tuna.

Marinated Cucumbers


4 fresh cucumbers

2 jalapeños (halved)

1 tablespoon black peppercorn

4 bay leaves

1/2 red onion (Julienned)

1 tablespoon salt

1/2 cup sugar

2 Fresno peppers (sliced thin)


Step 1: Peel 3 to 4 strips out of cucumbers.

Step 2: Slice to 1/4 inch thick.

Step 3: Mix with jalapeños, black peppercorn, bay leaves, red onion, salt, sugar and Fresno peppers.

Step 4: Let chill for 20 to 30 minutes then serve with tuna.