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Peppered Tuna with Wasabi Mayo

Peppered Seared Tuna

This is the perfect example of how a single high quality ingredient doesn’t need anything. This dish showcases how keeping it simple can be gourmet, impressive and delicious. The colors and flavors of this dish are fresh, healthy and tasty, making it a real crowd pleaser. Make sure to use sushigrade fresh tuna in this dish. We recommend purchasing good quality flash frozen tuna.

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  • 8 ServingsServings


  • 4 sushi-grade tuna steaks
  • About ½ cup ground black pepper
  • Store bought wasabi mayo, or make your own

Wasabi Mayo

  • 4 tablespoons wasabi powder
  • ½ cup mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 tablespoon water


1 Heat nonstick pan over medium/high heat until it is very hot.
2 Rub black pepper all over tuna steaks.
3 Drizzle oil into hot pan and place the tuna steaks into the pan.
4 Sear the tuna on each side for about 3 minutes if you like it rare, and 6 minutes if you prefer it well done.
5 Remove the fish from the pan and let it rest before slicing. Then slice it into cubes or long strips. Place sliced tuna on skewers and serve with wasabi dipping sauce on the side.

Wasabi Mayo

1 Mix ingredients in a covered container or in a bowl with a whisk until fully incorporated

As seen in the Joy of Kosher with Jamie Geller Magazine (Bitayavon Winter 2011) - Subscribe Now