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Wasabi Tuna

I really like tuna and I like it rare – sashimi. But it is not always easy to find sashimi grade tuna so I usually cook it a liitle bit more, just in case.
My Aikido sensei, Karasawa Sensei (sensei means teacher in Japanese, actually it means before born, so they were born into the art before you so they know more and therefore are the teachers) always joked that eating wasabi, and lots of it, will improve your Aikido. I don’t know how true this is but I believed him and now I love wasabi. Mind you, not as much as Belle, she and her mother use a ton of wasabi for their sushi/sashimi. I like wasabi but too much does not allow me to taste the food.This dish is a popular one in this household.

Blurry Wasabi Tuna Steaks

Wasabi Tuna

1-2 tbsp wasabi powder and water
Tuna Steaks
1 1/2 tbsp olive oil
black and white sesame seeds
Daikon, peeled and grated

  1. Mix the wasabi powder with a small amount of water and increase the water until you have a thick paste.
  2. Rub the steaks with the wasabi paste all over.
  3. Heat the oil in a frying pan over medium-high heat and add the steaks.
  4. Cook for 3 minutes each side (or more if you like it more well done).
  5. Remove steaks to a cutting board and slice.
  6. Plate with a mound of daikon on the side.
  7. Serve with a salad or vegetables.

Sesame Seed Wasabi Tuna Steaks

Wasabi Tuna, Daikon, Frisée-Apple Salad and Vegetables

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3 comments to Wasabi Tuna

  • Sensei, is the wasabi powder hot like the paste I always get (and never use) at sushi restaurants? I really dislike that stuff and would hate to waste the tuna.


  • Ward

    Wasabi is not that hot, it is all relative. It is a very nice dish and you can start by putting wasabi on only one side of the tuna and try it like that.


    Steve Reply:

    I have vague recollections of your definition of hot (the fried peppers). It is all relative indeed! 🙂


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