Hands-on Time
27 Mins
Total Time
27 Mins
Serves 4 (serving size: 1 tuna steak and 3/4 cup noodles)

Use all white sesame seeds if black seeds are unavailable. Serve with Napa Cabbage Slaw.

How to Make It

Step 1

Cook soba noodles according to package directions, omitting salt and fat; add edamame for last 3 minutes. Rinse with warm water; drain well.

Step 2

Combine 2 tablespoons soy sauce, lime juice, chili sauce, and sesame oil in a medium bowl. Add soba mixture and cilantro; keep warm.

Step 3

Combine white and black sesame seeds in a shallow dish. Coat tuna with cooking spray, and sprinkle evenly with salt. Coat both sides of each steak with sesame seeds, pressing gently to adhere. Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add oil to pan; swirl to coat. Add steaks to pan; cook for 3 minutes on each side or until desired degree of doneness. Slice tuna thinly against grain. Serve with noodles.

Ratings & Reviews

Candice's Review

January 17, 2016
This was absolutely wonderful. There is a strong cilantro flavor that can offend some, but my family loved this! I suggest marinading the tuna for more of a flavor punch

NONREZ's Review

July 11, 2014
Can you guys tell me where the recipe is for the nappa slaw

LCruzer's Review

July 11, 2014
You can use Annie Chun's Asian Noodles (Maifun Brown Rice Noodles, for example)--they're gluten free. On the website, you can find which stores they are sold in: http://www.anniechun.com/our-food/noodles

Cindyott's Review

July 11, 2014
does anybody know what I can substitute the soba noodles with? Hubby & I are both gluten free

StephanieLark's Review

August 23, 2013
5-stars for the side dishes alone with this recipe! I had grand plans to make the tuna as well, but alas the selection at the market was a bit dissapointing when I went to buy the fish - so I served the soba salad & napa slaw along side halibut instead. I rarely make recipes exactly as written, but followed both salad recipes to the "T" and they were fantastic. Love all the flavors and my family raved! These are my new go-to Asian-style side dishes from now on!!!

Morningglory29's Review

May 26, 2013

CarlsbadKim's Review

February 14, 2013
Made all three dishes, tuna, noodle dish and cabbage salad and all three were excellent. Two things though, cooking time is laughably off. All the mixing and slicing and dicing, takes much longer and uses a lot of dishes. Also, I doubled everything and four of us had the minimum of leftovers. Also used udon instead of soba and an easy substitute.

Jillster89's Review

February 13, 2013
This is really good. Huge hit with my husband. Seems really fancy but easy to make, just don't cook the fish long. The rarer the better. I serve this with a side of snow peas instead of the slaw.

CrystalMc13's Review

July 06, 2012

kristademura's Review

June 20, 2012
Great taste and balance. I did not make the slaw with it and it still seemed like a complete meal. Although, I will say it fed only me and my husband. Maybe serving the slaw with it you could stretch it to 4 people.