We stumbled upon this recipe a few years ago while looking for a new way to prepare tuna. It has become part of the regular rotation and is our standby recipe for tuna steaks. The wasabi aoli is definitely what makes this dish. You can adjust the amount of wasabi you use to taste – we love the burn!
Try this recipe soon! We serve the tuna with stir fry veggies and sushi rice.
Seared Tuna with Wasabi Aoli
(Recipe adapted from Bon Appetit)
2 tuna steaks
1 tbsp olive oil (or sesame or canola oil)
1 tbsp wasabi powder (can be found in the Asian section of grocery store)
1 tbsp water
1/4 cup mayonnaise (I always use light)
Place tuna steaks in a dish and pour a couple tablespoons of soy sauce over them. Let marinate for about 30 minutes at room temperature, turning once.
Mix together wasabi powder and water and then whisk in mayonnaise. Cover and refrigerate for 30 minutes.
Pat tuna dry. Heat a medium skillet to medium-high. Heat oil. Sear tuna steaks for about 45 seconds per side for rare.
Serve with wasabi aoli.
Yield: 2 servings