Total Time
2hrs 5mins
Prep 2 hrs
Cook 5 mins

Our family was first introduced to the concept of "rare" Ahi Tuna when my sister-inlaw opened an inland NJ seafood restaurant. Frequently, she tested new recipes on us as well as her family & friends. The first time I tasted it, I was surprised to find out how good the rare tuna was! I then decided to create my own marinade that was more to our liking. The trick is to just sear the fish on a hot frying pan for 1-2 minutes per side and then serve immediately.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Combine 1 cup of Teriyaki Sauce with 3 minced garlic cloves to create marinade.
  2. Reserve 1/2 cup of Teriyaki sauce and 1 garlic clove. Refrigerate.
  3. Place tuna in a shallow dish and poor marinade over fish.
  4. Marinade for 2-3 hours in the refrigerator.
  5. Throw out marinade.
  6. Saute remaining minced garlic clove until tender in 1 TBSP of olive oil.
  7. Remove from pan.
  8. Sear tuna on in same frying pan for 1-2 minutes per side.
  9. While tuna is cooking place "reserved" sauteed garlic & teriyaki sauce over tuna.
  10. Remove from heat and serve with Teriyaki & Garlic on top.
  11. Enjoy.


Most Helpful

I cut the teriyaki sauce down to 3/4 cup and added 3 crushed garllic and grilled the tuna instead of searing it! I had enought tuna to feed 8 people. It was a bit on the salty side....but overall, a good finish. I would do this one again

Abby Girl January 07, 2010

I marinated our tuna steaks, then made on the grill. Tender and full pink in the middle, there is no other way to make it! The sauce and garlic were a great marinade and one I will use again. I may play around with it a bit and try a few things, but this is basically a good starting point for this marinade!

Chef Crystal Cooks February 13, 2009

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