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Seared Tuna Tataki
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5 from 2 votes

Tuna Tataki Recipe

Seared Tuna Tataki swimming it’s way onto our feed today! Finished with a citrus and soy sauce blend for the perfect dinner!
Prep Time15 minutes
Cook Time30 minutes
Total Time45 minutes
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Japanese
Servings: 4 People
Author: Derek Wolf



  • 3-4 Fresh Tuna Steaks
  • Korean Chili Flakes for garnish
  • Sliced Scallions for garnish


  • 1.5 tsp of Flakey Salt
  • 1.5 tsp of Black Sesame Seeds
  • 1.5 tsp of White Sesame Seeds
  • 1 tsp of Dried Minced Garlic
  • 1 tsp of Dried Minced Onion
  • 1/2 tsp of Poppy’s Seeds


  • 1/4 cup of Soy Sauce
  • 1/8 cup of Ponzu Sauce
  • 1.5 tbsp of Spicy Honey
  • 2 tsp of Ginger Paste
  • 1 Lemon juiced


  • In a bowl, mix together all the ingredients for the seasoning. Pat your tuna steaks dry then season generously on all sides. Set the tuna aside.
  • In a bowl, mix all the ingredients for the Tataki Sauce. Set aside.
  • Preheat a high heat fire with a skillet/plancha to 400F. Add a little canola oil to the skillet too.
  • Add the tuna to the skillet and sear both sides for only 30 seconds. Once done, pull off the grill.
  • Slice your turn against the grain, spoon the Tataki sauce over top of each sliced tuna and garnish with scallions and Korean Chili Flakes. Serve and enjoy!