Korean-Style Seared Tuna Recipe

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Mélody Published: March 10, 2021 Modified: August 1, 2021
Korean-Style Seared Tuna Recipe

How To Make Korean-Style Seared Tuna

Savor a bite of this seared tuna that is simmered in a tasty Korean-style sauce made of sesame oil, soy sauce, and garlic, for a delectably filling meal!

Preparation: 15 minutes
Cooking: 10 minutes
Total: 25 minutes



  • 3tbspsoy sauce
  • 1tspsugar
  • 1tspdried red pepper flakes
  • ½cupchicken broth,low-sodium
  • 4tuna steaks
  • ½tspsalt
  • ½tspfresh ground black pepper
  • 2tbspcooking oil
  • 1tspAsian sesame oil
  • 1scallion,green top included
  • 3garlic cloves


  1. In a small bowl, combine the soy sauce, sugar, red pepper flakes, and broth. Sprinkle the fish with salt and black pepper.

  2. Heat the cooking oil in a large frying pan over moderately high heat. Add the tuna and cook for about 3 minutes until brown. Turn and cook the fish until done to preferred taste, about 3 to 4 minutes longer for medium-rare.

  3. Reduce the heat to moderately low and put the sesame oil in the pan. Stir in the scallion and garlic and cook, stirring, for 1 minute. Add the soy sauce mixture, and simmer for about 2 minutes until reduced to approximately ⅓ cup.

  4. Cut the tuna into slices and serve with the sauce. Enjoy!

Recipe Notes

  • Fish Alternatives: Salmon fillets or steaks will also go well with this highly-seasoned sauce.
  • If preferred to have the tuna cooked through, just add a few more minutes to the cooking time. Be careful not to overcook it, though, or it will be dry.


  • Calories: 284.44kcal
  • Fat: 9.43g
  • Saturated Fat: 1.08g
  • Trans Fat: 0.05g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 5.26g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 2.80g
  • Carbohydrates: 4.09g
  • Fiber: 0.39g
  • Sugar: 1.76g
  • Protein: 43.48g
  • Cholesterol: 67.20mg
  • Sodium: 779.80mg
  • Calcium: 20.14mg
  • Potassium: 861.21mg
  • Iron: 1.69mg
  • Vitamin A: 35.42µg
  • Vitamin C: 1.53mg
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