Prep Time
50 Mins
Chill Time
4 Hours
Makes about 3 1/2 cups

How to Make It

Step 1

Mince 1 shallot, half of ginger, and 2 garlic cloves, then mix with five-spice powder, pepper, and salt. Rub paste all over tuna slices, layer them in a 4- by 8-in. baking dish, cover, and chill 4 to 5 hours.

Step 2

Preheat oven to 275°. Quarter remaining shallot lengthwise and add to baking dish. Crush remaining 2 garlic cloves and add to dish, along with orange zest, star anise, remaining ginger, the cilantro, grapeseed oil, and just enough olive oil to cover fish by 1/4 in.

Step 3

Bake tuna 25 minutes, uncovered. Let tuna cool to room temperature in oil.

Step 4

Make ahead: Up to 10 days, chilled. Bring to room temperature before serving.

Step 5

Note: Nutritional analysis is per 1/2 cup tuna without oil.

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