Wasabi Encrusted Tuna Steaks

Wasabi Encrusted Tuna Steaks

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"This game fish will bite 'cha back! I serve this seared tuna garnished with a julienne of leek, carrot, snow peas and mung beans."


1 h 10 m servings 534 cals
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Original recipe yields 6 servings



  • Calories:
  • 534 kcal
  • 27%
  • Fat:
  • 11.6 g
  • 18%
  • Carbs:
  • 51.8g
  • 17%
  • Protein:
  • 54.7 g
  • 109%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 68 mg
  • 23%
  • Sodium:
  • 404 mg
  • 16%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. In a large bowl, whisk together the five-spice powder, ginger, sake, rice vinegar, tamari, and sesame oil. Add the tuna steaks and turn to coat; allow to marinate for 30 minutes.
  2. Combine the crushed wasabi peas and brown sugar. Remove the tuna steaks from the marinade, and press into the pea mixture to coat. Pour the marinade into a small saucepan and bring to a simmer over medium-high heat. Reduce heat to medium, and simmer until the sauce has reduced and thickened, 5 to 10 minutes.
  3. While the sauce is cooking, sear the tuna in a small amount of oil in a skillet over medium-high heat to desired doneness. Pour sauce over tuna to serve.
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  1. 20 Ratings


This was good but not quite as good as it sounded. The flavor of the marinade and the sauce was delicious, but the peas were hard to work with. The coating was so thick that the tuna didn't cook...

I thought this recipe was delicious! There are only 2 of us, so I cut the recipe in half. Even with only 1/2 pound of wasabi peas, there were a lot left over. Next time I will only buy 1/4 of...

the sauce and marinade was *great*. I used wasabi paste instead of the peas, based on other reviews of burning and such. I still had some burning, but I think I just need to adjust the recipe ...

I used a pestle and mortar to thoroughly crush up the peas, but they gave the tuna an off-putting gritty texture. The wasabi flavor was also lacking - I wish I had whisked some wasabi paste into...

Great use of the wasabi peas. My husband loved the flavors in the marinade and the spice of the wasabi. Great way to prepare tuna steaks!! Congrats on being a finalist!

I think the flavor of this would have been really good, but the "crust" burned and quite frankly, burned wasabi just doesn't taste good. I also managed to overcook the tuna, but that's not the ...

I enjoyed the recipe but I found that the wasabi peas didn't have all that much kick to start with. So I wouldn't blame the lack of kick on the recipe. Some way of adding additional wasabi to ...

These were not as good as I had hoped. I took the advice of others and ground the wasabi peas in the food processor. And instead of breading the tuna with the crumbs, I just sprinkled some on th...

I used the paste, whole wheat Italian bread crumbs, parmesan, and 1 tbl of brown sugar for the crust for the marinade I used the recipe for the Japanese chicken wings