Rating: 4.48 stars
31 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 21
  • 4 star values: 7
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 1

My boyfriend and I are trying to find more ways to eat healthy. This tuna steak absolutely hits the spot. In short, it makes a perfect meal when served with brown rice and Chinese-style veggies.

Recipe Summary

prep:
5 mins
cook:
5 mins
additional:
15 mins
total:
25 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 servings
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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Mix together the mayonnaise, wasabi paste, five-spice powder, and 1 tablespoon soy sauce in a small bowl.

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  • Lay the tuna fillets into a glass baking dish. Pour the rice vinegar and 1 tablespoon soy sauce over the tuna. Spread the mayonnaise mixture evenly over both sides of each piece of fish. Cover the dish and refrigerate 15 to 30 minutes.

  • Prepare a skillet with cooking spray and place over medium-high heat. Sprinkle the sesame seeds evenly over both sides of the fillets. Lay the tuna gently into the skillet. Grill to desired level of doneness, about 2 minutes per side for medium-rare. Serve immediately.

Nutrition Facts

234 calories; protein 41.1g; carbohydrates 5.4g; fat 4.4g; cholesterol 76.7mg; sodium 438.5mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (21)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
11/18/2010
Excellent! This is a high-end gourmet quality feast. But the directions need tweaking. I made this last nite for 2 girlfriends. I made the sause: used 6 tble. lite mayo 2 teas. of wasabi 1 tble. soya I didn't use any other spice mixed all well reserve in small bowl. I marinated the filets in 1 tble. soya and 1 tble. rice vinegar both sides brushed mayo mixture on top flipped over and brushed mayo on other side covered and refrigerated for 30 min. No longer. Toasted seasame seeds 8 tble. set aside on a small plate. To cook fish I heated no-stick pan sprayed with baking spray on medium meat. Place fish filet one at a time on seasames to coat brushed with the mayo on other side and coated that side. Then into the pan. We like tuna med. rare so I cooked for 2 min. per side for fish that was 1 1/2 inches thick. When fish is done put on serving plate. In same pan I added leftover mayo mixture there is lots as I just brushed on to marinate (both sides) before marinating. I quickly heated reserved up and spread 1 tble. of this to top side of cooked tuna and served immediately. The sesame seeds browned beautifly and stayed on fish. I would also like to try this using a good quality balsamic vinegar instead of the rice vinegar. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
05/04/2009
This was just okay for us. Like someone else said the sauce didn't really stay on the fish. Plus the five-spice had a strong licorice flavor that I wasn't crazy about. Next time I'll try less spice and make extra sauce to spoon over the fish after it's done so its not so dry. Read More
(6)
31 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 21
  • 4 star values: 7
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
11/17/2010
Excellent! This is a high-end gourmet quality feast. But the directions need tweaking. I made this last nite for 2 girlfriends. I made the sause: used 6 tble. lite mayo 2 teas. of wasabi 1 tble. soya I didn't use any other spice mixed all well reserve in small bowl. I marinated the filets in 1 tble. soya and 1 tble. rice vinegar both sides brushed mayo mixture on top flipped over and brushed mayo on other side covered and refrigerated for 30 min. No longer. Toasted seasame seeds 8 tble. set aside on a small plate. To cook fish I heated no-stick pan sprayed with baking spray on medium meat. Place fish filet one at a time on seasames to coat brushed with the mayo on other side and coated that side. Then into the pan. We like tuna med. rare so I cooked for 2 min. per side for fish that was 1 1/2 inches thick. When fish is done put on serving plate. In same pan I added leftover mayo mixture there is lots as I just brushed on to marinate (both sides) before marinating. I quickly heated reserved up and spread 1 tble. of this to top side of cooked tuna and served immediately. The sesame seeds browned beautifly and stayed on fish. I would also like to try this using a good quality balsamic vinegar instead of the rice vinegar. Read More
(35)
Rating: 5 stars
10/11/2012
My favorite selection at the Cheesecake factory is their Wasabi Crusted Ahi Tuna. I bought a bag of individual servings of frozen Mahi Mahi at Costco hoping to find a recipe like this in allrecipes. It's not exactly like Cheesecakes but close enough. Yum yum yum! My husband and daughter kept telling me how good it tasted. I didn't add the five spice and since I love wasabi added extra. That's something that can easily be played around with. I also doubled the first ingredients so I would have enough to re-apply before I was ready to cook. After re-applying one side I then coated with panko crumbs and did the same on the other side. Oh so good! Thanks for sharing Jennifer! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/05/2009
Was delicious. I doubled the sauce and after marinating the tuna I cooked up the sauce and served it over top of the fish. My husband and his friend were licking the plate. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
05/04/2009
This was just okay for us. Like someone else said the sauce didn't really stay on the fish. Plus the five-spice had a strong licorice flavor that I wasn't crazy about. Next time I'll try less spice and make extra sauce to spoon over the fish after it's done so its not so dry. Read More
(6)
Rating: 4 stars
01/14/2010
I did what others suggested and doubled the sauce (step 1). I also only made about half as much tuna so the sauce was plentiful and really gave the tuna good flavor. I will say that the flavor was most overwhelmingly form the Chinese 5 Spice Powder I didn't taste the wasabi at all really. But the taste ended up being very authentic similar to dishes I've had in China. And it is super easy! I would make it again exactly like I did before. Read More
(6)
Rating: 5 stars
12/31/2008
Made this as 2 servings for my husband and I. Served with rice and oriental vegetables. Yum! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/16/2010
DELICIOUS! Excellent! I substitute the tuna for Mahi Mahi and I only had 2 filletes but used the same amount of ingredients for the sauce and it was PERFECT. Wasabi taste was definitely on my fish after cooking it on the skillet. I also just cooked it sushi grade for just 1 min and a half each side. I served it with a macaroni pasta with peas shredded carrots and scallions just tossed on little olive oil it made the flavored balanced well and avoid concentrate on the saltiness of the fish (soy sauce). Hubby loved it. Big 5 STARS! Read More
(4)
Rating: 2 stars
02/03/2009
This was tasty but all the marinade burnt off in the pan. I might have had the heat too high and i'm still adjusting to new non-non-stick pans. Worth another try. Read More
(3)
Rating: 4 stars
06/18/2011
Instead of Yellowfin Tuna I substituted it for Tilapia and flash fried each filet. It was realy good. I served the fish topped with fresh scallions chopped and squeezed lemon juice on top. Yum! Will make again. Read More
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