Korean-Style Seared Tuna

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 10 mins

I pulled this off the web and it has become one my absolute favourite recipes. We have it at least once a month, sometimes more. Guests never fail to ask for the recipe. Note that prep time and cook time are approximations. It's a very quick and easy recipe.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a small bowl, combine the soy sauce, sugar, red pepper flakes, and broth.
  2. In a small sauce pan, heat sesame oil.
  3. Stir in the green onion and garlic and cook, stirring, for about 1 minute.
  4. Add the soy sauce mixture; simmer until reduced to approximately 1/3 cup.
  5. Meanwhile, sprinkle the fish with the salt and black pepper.
  6. Heat the cooking oil in a large frying pan over moderately high heat.
  7. Add the tuna and cook until brown, about 3 minutes.
  8. Turn and cook the fish until done to your taste.
  9. (This is best with the tuna still very pink in the center.) When done, cut the tuna into slices and serve with the sauce.


Most Helpful

I love it! It was nice and fast and it tasted wonderful. The only thing I did different was use sesame oil instead of cooking oil to sear it.

Lex.Write July 11, 2012

I thought this was an easy to prepare tuna and it tasted good. I agree with br2brown that if you use regular soy sauce, omit the 1/2 tsp of salt, as I too found it a bit too salty. This would make a good mid-week meal when you want something fast, with ingredients many people typically have on hand.

Dr. Jenny May 07, 2009

I loved this recipe! The next time I'll cut out the 1/2 tsp of salt though, as I found it too salty. Still, it was some of the best fish I've ever tasted.

br2brown July 06, 2005

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