49 Reviews

This was awesome!!!! I love tuna and this was a restaurant-quality dish. Definitely a great meal to make for guests! I used about 20 oz of tuna, but only made half the sauce....still more than enough and very tasty. We are low carb, but I bet this would be fantastic served with white or jasmine rice. I also coated the tuna in a mixture of black and white sesame seeds before searing and that really made it phenomenal.

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pdpnicole March 15, 2009

I dislike when people write reviews with significant changes to the recipe ... That being said I made two changes: 1) used lime juice instead of lemon and 2) I made this into a compound butter rather than a hot butter sauce. I mix all of the ingredients thoroughly, sometimes with a mixer, then roll (quarter diameter size) into plastic wrap and chill. We slice the butter compound into small discs and serve in top of the hot seared tuna. Really, really good!

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alyssavschaefer May 12, 2016

Simple and very easy to prepare. Wasabi butter sauce was delicious. Highly recommended.

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Arthur Russell K. October 11, 2015

This was excellent. I came across 2 Ahi Tuna Filets (rectangular) in our local market and was so excited (they usually only have the tuna steaks) to make this. I love Tuna Tataki from our local Sushi restaurant. I decided to encrust the tuna with sesame seeds before searing. I combined half of the amount of the oils called for (together) and rubbed onto the seasoned tuna and then pressed the filets into the sesame seeds, which I had spread onto a plate. The only other change I made was to use lime juice instead of lemon for the sauce and added some ground ginger. I made half of the sauce, but it was so good, I wished I had made the full amount. I served the tuna with sautéed fresh baby spinach. Delish! Thanks for sharing, this one will be a repeat!

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Larawithoutau October 02, 2015

This was easy and over the top delish! My husband had just come back from a business trip where he ate at some very good restaurants and said this was by far the best meal of the week. I used a Wasabi powder and adjusted it just a bit as it is stronger. LOVE this recipe!

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phyllisx24 July 17, 2015

Holy Cow was this good! Went perfect with Ahi Tuna! My hubby went on and on how good this was. I can't wait to eat the leftovers for lunch today. The sauce is PERFECT with Ahi! I will make this every time I make Ahi for now on.

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kelly.mctague_12693780 May 07, 2015

Love, Love, Love this recipe. I didn't have wasabi, but used the other ingredients and for once everyone (including kids) lapped it up. thank you for the recipe!!

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Carla M. September 22, 2014

Fantastic sauce! It would go very nicely with other fish like salmon, too. I halved the butter, was plenty still.

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rosslare April 20, 2014

Used real wasabi, this was wonderful!

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kande_izzy March 30, 2014

Easy, yummy and MAKE it!

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Ck2plz August 10, 2013
Seared Ahi Tuna Glazed With Wasabi Butter