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Pan Seared Tuna steak with Soy Glaze

Pan Seared Tuna steak with Soy Glaze

My husband’s eyes are always bigger than his stomach, and that is an impressive feat, especially nearing a decade of his healthy appetite and my endless cooking. Wait…was that a fat joke I just made? I kid I kid. So when we went on our family outing to Costco’s, where my kids basically have napkins tucked into their shirts, forks in hand, excitedly getting wheeled through aisles to endless aisles of free samples, I asked the father of my children what he’d like to buy for his dinner. I gave him a choice of steak, lamb, or fish.

He basically wanted all the food at Costco’s. Maybe because it was Father’s Day (weekend), and everything was on sale. We ended up buying 1.5 lbs of wild caught salmon, 1.5 lbs of wild tuna, and a whole rack of lamb. I give him an inch and he takes a mile (of meat). How many fathers was I going to feed this weekend, the cashier must have thought. Then again, this is Costco’s. People normally buy 50 lbs. of steak with nobody batting an eye. At Costco’s, you go big or go home.

Tuna is stupidly easy to make, and if you’ve seen dishes like tuna tataki or seared tuna steak at restaurants, you know that it is seared on the surface but rare in the center. Just salt and pepper the outside, sear one minute per side, then sear the edges and slice the way they do at the restaurants. That’s it. I’ve also made a sweet soy glaze to drizzle over the slices, and served it with steamed rice and broccoli.

Scroll to the end of the post for the printable recipe.

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Instructions with Photos:

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In a small saucepan, combine all the ingredients for the sauce and bring to a boil.

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Reduce to a simmer for 20 minutes or until the glaze is thick enough to coat a spoon. Take pan off stove and set aside.

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Drizzle some oil on a large skillet and heat to medium high heat. Salt and pepper both sides of the tuna,

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and sear for one minute per side.

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Then give the edges a quick sear and place on a cutting board.

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Cut slices on the bias and arrange on a plate. Drizzle sauce over slices and garnish with extra green onions.

Pan Seared Tuna Steaks with Soy Glaze

June 21, 2017
: 4
: Easy

Extremely easy to make. Just salt and pepper the outside, sear one minute per side, then sear the edges, slice on the bias and drizzle with a soy glaze. That’s it.

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Ingredients
  • 2 – 8 oz. tuna steaks
  • salt and pepper
  • chopped green onion for garnish
  • INGREDIENTS FOR GLAZE:
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 2 Tbsp. rice wine vinegar
  • 3 Tbsp. low sodium soy sauce
  • 2 1/2 Tbsp. brown sugar
  • 2 Tbsp. orange juice
  • 1 tsp. minced garlic
  • 1 tsp. grated ginger
  • 1 Tbsp. chopped green onion
Directions
  • Step 1 In a small saucepan, combine all the ingredients for the sauce and bring to a boil. Reduce to a simmer for 20 minutes or until the glaze is thick enough to coat a spoon. Take pan off stove and set aside.
  • Step 2 Drizzle some oil on a large skillet and heat to medium high heat. Salt and pepper both sides of the tuna, and sear for one minute per side. Then give the edges a quick sear and place on a cutting board.
  • Step 3 Cut slices on the bias and arrange on a plate. Drizzle sauce over slices and serve.



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