A delicious marinated tuna with a zingy cream!

Asian Style Seared Tuna Steak Recipe from Savory Spice



*Make this gluten-free by using tamari in place of soy sauce.


For tuna: In a zip-top bag, combine soy sauce, sesame oil and 2 Tbsp. Asian Style Sesame Sprinkle. Add tuna steaks and marinate for 1 to 2 hours. Remove tuna from marinade and dust with remaining 1 Tbsp. Asian Style Sesame Sprinkle. Sear on high heat (either on grill or in saute pan) for 30 seconds per side, or longer for more well-done fish. Remove from heat and slice against the grain into thin slices. Arrange on plate and set aside.

For wasabi cream: Combine all ingredients and mix thoroughly until a smooth and creamy green paste is achieved. Place a dollop of wasabi cream on each slice of seared tuna.

Serving Suggestions

Serve as is for a finger food appetizer or with sushi rice for a main meal.


4 appetizer or 2 main servings

Thanks To

Kate Wheeler and Sally Powell Huegel

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Savory Spice Shop Ingredients
Asian Style Sprinkle 2 floz bottle $5.00
Wasabi Powder 1 oz bag $2.95
Peppercorns, Black, Tellicherry 1 oz bag $3.05
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5 stars 3/22/17 mosier
5 stars 3/14/16 gpurdy897
We love tuna in our house- we grabbed some local Ahi steaks and tofu, marinaded for an hour (with some rice vinegar in the marinade) and it turned out perfectly. We had some garnishing sauce on hand, and the little dab of it boosted the dish exponentially. The tamari marinade made a great base to quickly pan-fry some rice noodles, with a dash of honey, and everyone supped happily. Every bit of this dish can be used again and again- my favourite!
Test Kitchen Response: Thanks so much for your recipe review. Great idea to use tofu for this recipe as well as ahi.
5 stars 11/14/14 maccsco
This recipe combo was simple, quick and full of flavor. We did substitute some coconut amino for soy to cut down on the saltiness of soy sauce. The Wasabi cream is one of those great additions that you can't get enough of, until it gets you then you only want more!