Seared Ahi Tuna Glazed With Wasabi Butter

Seared Ahi Tuna Glazed With Wasabi Butter

Time: 13 mins


  • 24 ounces ahi tuna steaks, around 1-inch thick
  • 2 tablespoons dark sesame oil
  • salt and pepper
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 3 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons wasabi paste (the tube kind)
  • 3 green onions, sliced
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • lemon slice (for garnish)


  • 1 Drizzle sesame oil on both sides of each tuna steaks. Season with salt and pepper.
  • 2 Combine remaining ingredients in a small sauce pan. Heat over low heat until butter is melted, stirring constantly to mix and prevent scorching.
  • 3 While sauce is heating, heat a heavy frying pan on another burner with high heat. Place tuna in pan and sear until crispy and brown. Turn and sear on the other side.
  • 4 Note: Tuna steak fans who like their tuna on the rare side (like me) will usually find 2 minutes searing time is ample. Folks who like their tuna steaks more well-done (like my DH) may want to sear their tuna for 4-5 minutes per side.
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