Best Tuna Tataki Recipe

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By Christina Cannon

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“Pan-seared sashimi-grade tuna drizzled in a refreshing citrus ponzu sauce and finished off with sesame seeds is a light yet flavorful appetizer to start a meal.”

– Shawn Lee, Chef

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Totto Sushi & Grill

Tuna Tataki

 

Ingredients
  • 1 Tbsp. sesame oil
  • 1/2 lb. sashimi-grade yellowfin or ahi tuna
  • 1 Tbsp. green onion, chopped
  • Sesame seeds, for garnish
  • Sliced lemon, for garnish

For the tataki sauce:

  • 2 Tbsp. ponzu sauce
  • 1 Tbsp. sweet chili sauce

 

Directions

Heat the sesame oil in a frying pan over medium-high heat. When the oil is hot, sear the tuna 30 seconds on each side. When all sides are seared, remove from heat and let it cool. Slice the tuna into 1/4-inch pieces. Pour the ponzu sauce and sweet chili sauce over the fish. Garnish with green onion, sesame seeds, and sliced lemon.

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tuna tataki from totto sushi and grill

Tuna Tataki

Totto Sushi & Grill
Course Appetizer
Cuisine Japanese

Equipment

  • Frying pan

Ingredients
  

  • 1 tbsp sesame oil
  • ½ lb sashimi-grade yellowfin or ahi tuna
  • 1 tbsp green onion, chopped
  • Sesame seeds, for garnish
  • Sliced lemon, for garnish

For the tataki sauce:

  • 2 tbsp ponzu sauce
  • 1 tbsp sweet chili sauce

Instructions
 

  • Heat the sesame oil in a frying pan over medium-high heat.
  • When the oil is hot, sear the tuna 30 seconds on each side. When all sides are seared, remove from heat and let it cool.
  • Slice the tuna into 1/4-inch pieces.
  • Pour the ponzu sauce and sweet chili sauce over the fish. Garnish with green onion, sesame seeds, and sliced lemon. 
Keyword ahi tuna, ponzu sauce, sashimi-grade yellowfin, seared tuna, sushi recipe, tataki sauce recipe, totto sushi & grill, tuna, tuna tataki
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