Asian Style Tuna Steaks

I love everything tuna. Tuna sandwiches, tuna sushi, and of course cooked tuna steaks. I barely cook tuna myself, other than a tuna sandwich, but when I came across this recipe, it started looking pretty easy. And it was. I made this for a quick healthy weekday dinner, and it totally hit the spot! Fast and healthy, this is a recipe to keep.


What you’ll need:

  • 2 – 4 tuna steaks
  • 1 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 tsp brown sugar
  • 1/8 tsp dried red pepper flakes
  • 1/2 cup chicken broth
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 1 tbsp Canola oil
  • 1 tsp sesame oil
  • 1 scallion stalk, including green parts, chopped
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced

Combine soy sauce, sugar, red pepper flakes and broth in a medium bowl. Sprinkle the tuna steaks with salt and pepper. Heat the cooking oil in a skillet to medium/high heat. Add the tuna and cook for 3 -4 minutes on each side (more if you like it done medium).

Reduce the heat to low and add the sesame oil to the pan. Stir in the chopped scallions. Cook for 1 minute, then add the soy sauce mix. Bring to a quick boil, then simmer for 2 minutes. Cut the tuna into slices and serve over white rice, brown rice, or sticky rice.


Author: Gotham Foodie

Hello there, fellow foodies! My name is Erica, I was born and raised in Germany, and moved to the US, New York City to be exact, in July of 1987. I have worked most of my time here in the Big Apple as a bartender, but my true love is food. I cook just about every day, I search for good food everywhere, and pretty much always find it. I don't consider myself a food critic, I don't have the culinary background for that kind of expertise. I do however know good food, good chefs and good restaurants. I report back about my culinary adventures, and I choose to leave out my unsatisfactory experiences. We have enough negativity in our daily lives, I don't want to add to that. All the recipes in my FROM MY KITCHEN and DOTW blogs are cooked and prepared by me. All pictures are taken by me. I don't always eat everything you see in my pictures, but you bet your buns, I do try everything. Last but not least, you should know that I am a huge Top Chef fan. I have never missed an episode of the Bravo TV show. I have at this point visited almost 20 restaurants run by Top Chef contestants, and I'm continuously impressed by their skill, drive and passion. So I will continue to seek them out, and I hope you join me in my journey!

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