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Seared Albacore Tuna Steak with Oshitashi

I found two pieces of Albacore tuna steak from Trader's Joe when I was cleaning my deep chest freezer.I guess I must bought it last month when I visit the store.I totally forget about it.Anyway,frozen food can store up to one year in freezer.Well,usually I use it to make sushi for hubby but this pack of albacore tuna color is not really appetizing to use for raw sushi.Suddenly I remember a simply and unique seared tuna tataki serve in every Japanese restaurant.But I twist my tuna to steak instead of tataki which is raw.Here it's Seared Albacore Tuna Steak with Oshitashi

1 piece tuna (300-500gm)

1/2 lb clean fresh spinach(for oshitashi)

1 tbsp cracked black pepper

1/4 tsp salt

3 tbsp Ponzu sauce

1 tsp roasted sesame seeds


1: Rub tuna steak with cracked black pepper and salt for 5 minutes.

2:Sear tuna over open fire (BBQ pit or stove) both side ,1 minute each side.Or you can use pan to pan fried both side.

3:Meanwhile ,microwave fresh ,clean spinach for 1 minute,then roll up by saran tape or food film wrap in oblong shape,press and compact it before cut each piece about 2 inch.Remove the film wrap before display on the plate as Oshitashi.

4:Cut tuna steak,drizzling with ponzu sauce and sesame seeds.Serve cold or warm as appetizer


If you want to make tuna tataki instead,you can use the same way of cooking but remember not to cook your tuna thoroughly,just seared each side.If you're lazy like me,do not wish to make my own Ponzu sauce ,just get a bottle in any Asian market .

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Anonymous said...
November 10, 2008 at 1:37 PM

When I cook this for Carlos I always brush some terayaki sauce on it. I never try Ponzu sauce before. I must get a bottle the next time I go Wegmans. I like the way you roll up the spinach. Very creative :)

Anonymous said...
November 10, 2008 at 4:11 PM

yum yummm.. looks nice!! I love the way you present the spinach ;)

Anonymous said...
November 10, 2008 at 6:05 PM

I agree with your decision - month-old tuna has to be cooked. We prefer our tuna raw! :) But this dish sounds delicious.

Anonymous said...
November 11, 2008 at 9:46 AM

Looks like a beef steak...though it is tuna. ;p

Anonymous said...
November 11, 2008 at 6:39 PM

Looks so good and I like your plating!

Anonymous said...
November 12, 2008 at 12:24 AM

Gert,ponzu sauce taste fruity and lemonade.It's good choice to brush teriyaki for Carlos.Eliot won't eat this dish especially it's taste fruitti.Thank you,I get the roll up idea from Japanese restaurant:P

mycooking hut:
Thank you:P

Thank you:))

You're right,it's look like steak!:D

Thank you:D

Anonymous said...
November 12, 2008 at 2:04 AM

This is a nice way of cooking tuna. I didn't they can look so chunky like steak when cooked. It looks great!

Anonymous said...
November 12, 2008 at 7:10 PM

thanks for this recipe! my hubby always catches albacore hehe

Anonymous said...
November 16, 2008 at 10:00 AM

Yes, I agree with Tigerfish it's look like beef steak after reading your that was it tuna. Great recipe.;)

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May 6, 2011 at 3:03 AM

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Hi!! My name is Lesley and I'm a simple SAHM(stay at home mom) who currantly live in Long Island,New York with my daughter Mishu and hubby Eliot .I'm Malaysian who live in US and A for many many moon and I'm also a person who love to eat, cook and bake. If you have any suggestions ,questions or comments please feel free to email me at beachlover1917(at)yahoo(dot)com. To know more about my life or my kitchen you can always hop over to my other 2 blog.