Tuna Tataki Recipe

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Tuna tataki is a delightful Japanese appetizer. Perfectly seared tuna is thinly sliced and served on a bed of fresh mesclun greens drizzled with a citrusy ponzu sauce.
Appetizer
Japanese
10
ingredients
9
steps
20
minutes
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Ingredients

Servings:
2
1/2 lb
block of sushi-grade tuna
salt, to taste
2 tblsp
avocado or grapeseed oil
1/2 cup(s)
baby arugula or mesclun greens
1/4 cup(s)
very thinly sliced red onion
2 tblsp
ponzu sauce or more, to taste, see notes for recipe
1
finely sliced scallion or small bunch of microgreens
1/2
thinly sliced red serrano pepper
toasted sesame seeds, for garnish
thinly sliced lemon wedges

Directions 9 steps | 20 Minutes

Step 1

Season the tuna on all sides with salt.

Step 2

On a nonstick skillet over high heat, heat the oil until wisps of smoke appear. Sear the tuna on each side, about 30 seconds per side.

Step 3

Remove the tuna from the skillet and let cool.

Step 4

Once the tuna is cool enough to handle, slice the tuna into thin ⅛ - ¼ inch pieces.

Step 5

Assemble the tuna tataki. On a flat plate, arrange a bed of arugula or mesclun greens. Top with a flat row of thinly sliced red onions.

Step 6

Use a spoon to dress the greens and red onion by drizzling it with ponzu sauce.

Step 7

Neatly arrange the seared and sliced tuna in a straight, overlapped line on top of the red onions. Drizzle the ponzu sauce over the tuna.

Step 8

Top with the finely sliced scallion or microgreens. Garnish with serrano pepper and toasted sesame seeds.

Step 9

Serve with lemon wedges and a side of ponzu sauce for dipping. Enjoy!


Notes:

  1. Check out our ponzu sauce recipe. If you are pressed for time, store-bought ponzu sauce is an acceptable substitute.

Nutrition Per Serving
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CALORIES
262
FAT
14.3 g
PROTEIN
29.4 g
CARBS
3.2 g

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Sarah D.

Sarah

01 Aug 2022

The ponzu sauce over the fresh tuna...so good. It all just melts right in your mouth.

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Carmela G.

Carmela

13 Jul 2022

Amazingly good recipe for Tuna Tataki. Definitely a crowd favorite in gatherings.

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Fred M.

Fred

13 Jul 2022

This tuna tataki recipe was a hit at our weekly family dinner. The citrusy ponzu sauce balanced the whole dish perfectly.

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