Wasabi Tuna

    40 minutes

    This is a perfect healthy meal when served with steamed brown rice and Chinese vegetables like bok choy.

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    Serves: 4 

    • 2 tablespoons reduced-fat mayonnaise
    • 1 1/2 teaspoons wasabi paste
    • 1 teaspoon Chinese five-spice powder
    • 1 tablespoon low-sodium soy sauce
    • 4 (170g) tuna fillets
    • 1 tablespoon rice vinegar
    • 1 tablespoon low-sodium soy sauce
    • 2 tablespoons toasted sesame seeds

    Preparation:5min  ›  Cook:5min  ›  Extra time:30min marinating  ›  Ready in:40min 

    1. Mix together the mayonnaise, wasabi paste, five-spice powder and 1 tablespoon soy sauce in a small bowl.
    2. 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.
    3. Prepare a frypan 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 frypan. Cook to desired level of doneness, about 2 minutes per side for medium-rare. Serve immediately.

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    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.  -  12 Nov 2010  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    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!  -  10 Oct 2012  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    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.  -  05 Nov 2009  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)