RecipeSeared Tuna Steaks

Nutrition Facts
Amount per Serving
  • Calories: 320
  • Protein: 22 g
  • Total Fat: 22 g
    • Unsaturated Fat: 16 g
    • Saturated Fat: 6 g
  • Cholesterol: 90 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate: 1 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 0 g
  • Total Sugar: 1 g
    • Natural Sugar: 0 g
    • Added Sugar: 1 g
  • Sodium: 160 mg

The simplest marinade that doubles as a salad dressing? Yes, please! This recipe comes together likety-split (it just needs a little time marinading) and looks oh-so-fancy. These Seared Tuna Steaks are dressed to impressed, packed with protein, and bursting with umami deliciousness.

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This recipe makes 4 servings
  • • 1 pound sushi-grade tuna steak
  • • ½ cup soy sauce
  • • 3 tablespoons sesame oil
  • • ¼ cup maple syrup or honey
  • • 2 teaspoons kosher salt
  • • 1 tablespoon canola or grapeseed oil
  • • Mesclun greens
  • • Optional lime juice, scallions

Mix soy sauce, sesame oil, maple syrup and salt. Reserve half and set aside in fridge for serving. Add the remainder to a bag or bowl along with the fish and fully coat. Set in the refrigerator and let marinate for about one hour.

Warm 1 tablespoon canola oil in a skillet over medium-high heat, allowing the pan to become very hot before adding the fish (pre-heat for about 3 minutes). Add tuna and sear each side for 2 minutes for medium-rare (this is for ~1 ½ inches thick), or an additional 1 to 2 minutes per side for medium.

Serve tuna over mesclun greens and top with scallions. Drizzle on reserved marinade (you can add fresh lime juice and/or sriracha to taste) or serve on the side.

Add 40 calories per tablespoon of marinade. 

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