This is a combination of two fabulous marinades. My kids absolutely love it and ask for me to make it all the time! And, just by using a gluten-free soy sauce, the entire recipe is gluten free! Serve with wasabi paste and rice.

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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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  • Whisk tamari, sesame oil, mirin, honey, vinegar, ginger, green onions, and garlic together in a bowl until marinade is evenly mixed. Place tuna steaks in the marinade and refrigerate for at least 1 hour.

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  • Spread sesame seeds onto a plate. Remove tuna from marinade and discard marinade. Press tuna into sesame seeds until evenly coated.

  • Heat olive oil in a cast iron skillet over high heat until very hot; cook tuna in the hot oil until cooked to desired doneness, 30 seconds to 5 minutes per side.

Cook's Note:

Grilling option: do not coat tuna with sesame seeds! Spray grill with non-stick cooking spray for grills. Heat grill until very hot. Grill tuna on each side for 2 minutes (for medium rare).

Editor's Note:

The nutrition data for this recipe includes the full amount of the marinade ingredients. The actual amount of the marinade consumed will vary.

Nutrition Facts

487.1 calories; 42.8 g protein; 14.6 g carbohydrates; 65.2 mg cholesterol; 1066.4 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

Reviews (13)

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Rating: 4 stars
05/04/2014
I was planning on salt pepper and searing the tuna I bought but I decided to look for a recipe here instead. This was a great one. The tuna turned out great -- very tasty and savory. This is a keeper1 Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
10/29/2018
This recipe sounded so good. I followed it as written and marinated for about four hours then pan seared them. my son took one bite and ate his broccoli instead while my husband and I just ate it so 10 wouldn't be wasted. It just didn't have any taste beyond the vinegar and onions. I won't be making this again. Read More
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  • 5 star values: 11
  • 4 star values: 3
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 4 stars
05/04/2014
I was planning on salt pepper and searing the tuna I bought but I decided to look for a recipe here instead. This was a great one. The tuna turned out great -- very tasty and savory. This is a keeper1 Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/30/2014
Delicious! I made extra marinade and used it as a dressing with a lettuce and arugula salad Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/02/2016
Marinated it for 3 hours.... Mmmmmm Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/05/2016
This was delicious and easy to do! I followed the recipe marinated the tuna steaks during the day about 4-5 hrs then coated and seared as directed. My fiance loved it! Will definitely make again! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/29/2017
AB FAB!!! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
05/20/2017
I love grilled tuna and this was a very flavorful way to make it. I did cut back on the sesame oil because a little goes a long way-and on the honey. Otherwise I followed the recipe. Since I grilled it I also just sprinkled black sesame seeds over as garnish. With leftovers I made salad nicoise the next day. Both lovely. I will certainly make this again. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/09/2017
I made this last time I was in the Philippines. There I can buy whole fresh tuna for about 5! I couldn't find the Japanese rice wine but had everything else. It was amazing! Cooked for about 2 minutes on each side in this case as the fillets were quite thick. I'll be doing this one again! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
06/28/2016
Yummy. I will cook it for 3 minutes next time. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/08/2017
Perfect as is. Marinated two pounds of thick ahi steaks for three hours and they were delicious after grilling. Not too sweet or too salty. Nice balance of flavors. Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
10/29/2018
This recipe sounded so good. I followed it as written and marinated for about four hours then pan seared them. my son took one bite and ate his broccoli instead while my husband and I just ate it so 10 wouldn't be wasted. It just didn't have any taste beyond the vinegar and onions. I won't be making this again. Read More