Seared Tuna (with sauce)

If you like seared tuna or tuna tataki, then I have a great recipe for you! The tuna is served rare, so please make sure to buy good quality, sushi-grade fresh tuna.

Pictured here without sauce


  • 1 (6 oz) block sushi-quality tuna (cut into thin rectangles)
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • Sesame seeds
  • Poppy seeds
  • 1 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • 1 tsp sesame oil
  • 1 tsp fresh ground ginger (optional)


  1. Heat a non-stick skillet with just a little bit of oil (either sesame or olive) to medium-high.
  2. Mix the soy, honey and sesame oil (and ginger, if using) in a small bowl and microwave for 10 seconds, stir, then set aside.
  3. Prepare a plate with a mix of salt, pepper, sesame & poppy seeds.
  4. Roll the tuna in the spice mixture so all sides are coated.
  5. Sear tuna for a minute on each side, turning only once.
  6. Remove sushi from heat and place on cutting board.
  7. Let cool down for a few minutes for better slicing.
  8. Slice tuna very thin and serve with sauce drizzled on top.

To make a nice seared tuna appetizer, prepare as above. Tuna can be placed on a cracker or wonton crisp, with a pinch of seaweed salad in between. To give it a little kick , you can place a drop of Japanese mayo on top of the tuna.

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