Teriyaki Ahi Tuna on a white plate with leafy greens

Teriyaki Tuna

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Japanese
Keyword: teriyaki tuna
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories: 772 kcal
This Teriyaki Tuna recipe brings a delicious and healthy meal to the table in just over 20 minutes! This ahi tuna recipe is a quick and easy meal!
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Ingredients

Teriyaki Tuna:

  • 1/2 cup teriyaki sauce
  • 4 ahi tuna steaks
  • 3 tablespoons white sesame seeds
  • 3 tablespoons black sesame seeds
  • 3 tablespoons  vegetable oil

Volcano Sauce:

  • 3/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoons chili garlic sauce
  • 2 tablespoons sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 teaspoon sugar

Garnish:

  • 1 bunch scallions , sliced diagonally

Instructions

For volcano sauce:

  1. Using a small food processor or an immersion/stick blender, combine mayonnaise, chili garlic sauce, sweetened condensed milk and sugar. Depending on your tastes for walking on the spicy side, add chili garlic sauce slowly until you reached your desired heat. Set aside.
  2. Combine white and black sesame seeds in a shallow bowl or pie plate. Dredge both sides of the tuna steaks in sesame seeds. Set aside.
  3. Heat vegetable oil in a large cast iron skillet or large frying pan over high heat.
  4. The name of the game is to sear, which means high heat, spitting oil and in my house, the smoke detector going off, so prepare your work space accordingly.
  5. When vegetable oil is hot, place tuna steaks in the pan, cover. Cook on each side for 2-3 minutes depending on desired temperature. Two to three minutes will be a medium rare for a 1 1/2 inch tuna steak. I like mine rare, so I go for 1-2 minutes on each side. It all depends on the thickness of your tuna steak.
  6. Remove tuna steaks from frying pan/cast iron skillet. Plate and top with teriyaki glaze.
  7. There are two choices for the volcano sauce. You can put a dollop on the side, allowing individuals to dip according to their tastes OR you can put the volcano sauce into an airtight plastic bag and cut a small hole on one bottom corner and then pipe the sauce onto teriyaki tuna steaks.
  8. Garnish with scallions.
  9. If you've tried this recipe, come back and let us know how it was! 

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Nutrition Facts
Teriyaki Tuna
Amount Per Serving
Calories 772 Calories from Fat 513
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 57g 88%
Saturated Fat 17g 85%
Cholesterol 85mg 28%
Sodium 2144mg 89%
Potassium 602mg 17%
Total Carbohydrates 17g 6%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars 13g
Protein 45g 90%
Vitamin A 75.3%
Vitamin C 0.3%
Calcium 17.1%
Iron 23.2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.