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Grilled Tuna with Fresh Herbs and Sesame Seeds

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Winemaker Stéphane Vivier marinates lean tuna steaks in sesame seeds (a great source of phosphorus, which is a mineral essential for strong bones) and any number of fresh herbs, including lavender and marjoram.

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  1. 1/2 cup minced chives
  2. 1/4 cup chopped basil
  3. 2 teaspoons chopped thyme
  4. Four 6-ounce tuna steaks, about inch thick
  5. Extra-virgin olive oil
  6. 2 tablespoons soy sauce, plus more for serving
  7. Salt and freshly ground pepper
  8. 1 tablespoons sesame seeds
  1. In a small bowl, mix the chives with the basil and thyme. Rub the tuna steaks with olive oil, then coat with the 2 tablespoons of soy sauce. Season lightly with salt and pepper. Press the herbs onto both sides of the steaks. Sprinkle both sides with the sesame seeds. Refrigerate for 30 minutes.
  2. Light a grill or preheat a grill pan. Grill the tuna steaks over high heat, turning once, until charred on the outside and medium-rare within, about 4 minutes. Cut into thick slices and serve, passing more soy sauce at the table.