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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Published by Denise

My name is Denise and I love good food, but enjoy preparing it more. I spend a good portion of my free time searching recipes, experimenting in the kitchen and coming up with tasty creations. Some of my other favorite things are my pets, family, friends, traveling (especially to tropical destinations and Paris), the beach, music, movies, and shopping, to name just a few ;)

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