Sesame-Crusted Tuna with Wasabi-Ponzu Sauce

  • bakeursilly Posted: 02/17/09
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    The wasabi sauce was excellent! I kept it light on the mayo

  • GoCaren Posted: 03/28/09
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    I love this recipe. It's ridiculously easy to prepare, delicious and makes your guests think you're an Iron Chef. My only recommendation - you might want to make more of the ponzu sauce. I find that I'm a little short if I follow the exact measurements of this recipe. I like to serve this with soba noodles and a simple salad with a sesame oil/soy sauce/sesame seed dressing.

  • SarahDTaylor Posted: 04/02/09
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    This was delicious and very easy! I made it exactly as directed and it came out flawlessly! The only addition I might make is a little extra wasabi to kick up the bite a little bit! Served with sauteed sugar snap peas in lemon and garlic. DELICIOUS!

  • snowgecko Posted: 02/14/09
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    supa dupa tuna!! we made this the first time for a friend's private wedding in a bed & breakfast cabin in northern alaska. it was sooooo good, we've made it many times since. we only "dredged" the outside perimeter of the tuna, which made it less sesame-seedy and also made it easier to see how done the tuna was. the sauce is simple and fantastic.

  • JJ1916ohio Posted: 06/20/10
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    I thought this was delicious. My DH hates fish but I make him eat it once a week (health reasons) so I'm always looking for fish recipes which aren't super "fishy". He really liked it and cleaned his plate. I cooked mine to mid-rare and cooked his to med-well. Since I dislike wasabi I made two ponzu sauces, one with wasabi for him and without for me. Served with brown rice and a quick stir fry veggie medley. Super good, quick, and easy. I would def make this again and would serve to to guests for a "special" meal considering how expensive tuna is.

  • MeMyselfAndPie Posted: 04/23/10
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    Oh man, I scored major points with the sushi-loving hubby on this one. Such a beautiful, unique presentation, and a delicious flavor for being so healthy. I overcooked it the first time, then realized tuna steaks can be pink in the center. The recipe as written will get you perfectly cooked steaks. And the sweet-spicy sauce is to die for! This is a great alternative to sushi if you don't dig raw fish. Step-by-step photos on my blog:

  • Burgundy729 Posted: 06/12/11
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    Overall a fantastic sauce for tuna - also doubles very well as a salad dressing. Only complaint with the recipe is that the sauce is not sticky enough to coat the tuna like the picture.

  • KateSullivanGa Posted: 01/01/12
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    I didn't have wasabi but made a paste from dried mustard I had on hand. It was really good, with spiciness and sweetness. I'll definitely make this again. Served with roasted squash, zucchini and onions. My husband loved it.

  • EllenDeller Posted: 05/02/13
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    Just ridiculously good and easy. I made just as written except that I doubled the sauce and used more ginger and a shake of crushed red pepper. Don't overcook your tuna! Served sauce at the table with soba noodles and asparagus, shallot, and red bell sauteed in a tsp. of sesame oil.


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