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Seared Yellowfin Tuna - Tataki LowCarbingAsian Cover 3

Seared Yellowfin Tuna - Tataki

Tuna tataki is one of the best ways to enjoy tuna! Seared on the outside and rare on the inside topped with a tangy citrus soy dressing, the combination is an explosion of flavors that leave your taste buds craving for more.
Course Appetizer, Lunch, Main Course
Cuisine Asian, Asian Fusion, Japanese
Keyword BBQ grilled ahi, BBQ grilled tuna, how to BBQ tuna, Japanese BBQ fish, seared BBQ fish, tataki tuna recipe
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 2
Calories 233kcal



  • 12 oz Yellowfin Tuna about 2 steak fillets
  • 1 Green Onions
  • 1/2 tsp Toasted Sesame Seed optional


  • 1/2 Inch Ginger
  • 3 tbsp Ponzu
  • 1 tsp Sesame Oil
  • 1 tsp Soy Sauce
  • 1/8 tsp Togarashi substitute with Cayenne Pepper, but use 1/8 tsp instead
  • 1/2 tsp Lemon Juice can


  • Gather all the ingredients.
  • Finely chop green onions and set aside.
  • Grind ginger down with a grinder or a garter and set aside.
  • In a small mixing bowl, add grated ginger, Ponzu, Sesame Oil, Soy Sauce, Togarashi and Lemon Juice. Mix together and set aside.
  • Pat both sides of the tuna steak dry with a paper towel and set aside.
  • Preheat grill to 400F+ (up to 500F if your grill can handle it). Once the grill is preheated, place tuna steaks on the grill and cover. Grill for 30-45 seconds per side just to sear the outside. Inside should have sashimi like texture. Note - make sure you don't overcook the steaks, otherwise it's going to be extreme tough and rubbery.
  • Transfer grilled steak and let it rest until room temperature (about 1-2 minutes). Once cooled, pour sauce to liking, followed by chopped green onions and Toasted Sesame Seed. Enjoy!



Calories: 233kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 42g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 66mg | Sodium: 757mg | Potassium: 750mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 199IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 7mg | Iron: 1mg