Japanese Grilled Tuna

Total Time
Prep 30 mins
Cook 15 mins

This Japanese-inspired tuna should be grilled very rare for the best flavour. The glaze keeps for two weeks refrigerated, but if it becomes too thick, thin down with a little water before using. Serve with rice and a cucumber salad. To crack peppercorns, place in a plastic bag and bash with rolling pin or back of a pot. Prep time includes marinating time. From Food and Drink.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Combine oils, ginger and pepper. Brush on steaks.
  2. Sprinkle with kosher salt.
  3. Marinate for 30 minutes.
  4. Combine sugar, water, rice vinegar, soy sauce and ginger.
  5. Stir to dissolve.
  6. Bring to boil on high heat and reduce until syrupy, about 15 minutes.
  7. Make a apste of the wasabi powder and the water.
  8. Whisk in wasabi paste.
  9. The glaze should be used at room temperature.
  10. Grill tuna 2 minutes per side with lid closed for very rare - 3 to 4 minutes per side for medium-rare.
  11. Use either a squeeze bottle or a fork to streak glaze over fish.
Most Helpful

I found a really good price on Tuna steaks, $5.99 a pound! So I was looking for a new recipe to try. This was the most flavorful recipe I have found. The wasibi just added the right amount of kick. Thanks Leslie for sharing, I went out and bought more Tuna while it was on special so I could make it again!

dz in Packerland September 01, 2013

Wonderful! This was so simple and good. The sauce was really nice on rice too. Thanks Leslie for sharing a real winner. Made by an Unruly Under the Influence for ZWT6.

lazyme May 27, 2010

This is so wonderful!! We Loved, loved and loved this. It is such an easy recipe to prepare with an outstanding result, packed with the most delicious flavour. This has so gone to one of my favourites for tuna. It is such a light meal that you can completely enjoy and feel great afterwards. A fantastic post and a definite keeper. Thanks Leslie

The Flying Chef November 25, 2008