Tuna Tataki

Seared tuna drizzled with a refreshing ponzu-esque sauce combining soy sauce, orange juice and lime juice, with a gentle ginger kick. It’s a deliciously fresh and healthy way to start a meal, especially on a hot summer’s day! And it comes together in just 10 minutes.

Not a tuna fan? This recipe works beautifully with salmon or even beef! Just make sure you’re using fresh, high quality ingredients.

  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: 3 (as a starter) 1x
  • Category: Fish


  • 2 tbsps light soy sauce
  • 2 tbsps freshly-squeezed orange juice
  • 1 tbsp freshly-squeezed lime juice
  • 1 tsp toasted sesame oil
  • 1 tsp toasted sesame seeds
  • 1 tsp fresh ginger root, peeled and grated
  • 1 small spring onion, finely sliced
  • 2 tbsps neutral oil (vegetable, sunflower, etc.)
  • 300 g sushi-grade tuna


  1. In a small bowl, combine the light soy sauce, freshly-squeezed orange juice, freshly-squeezed lime juice, toasted sesame oil, toasted sesame seeds, fresh ginger and spring onion. Set aside.
  2. Heat the neutral oil in a small, non-stick frying pan over high heat. Sear the tuna on all sides – it should only need around 30 seconds per side.
  3. Transfer the tuna to a chopping board and let cool for a few minutes. Using a very sharp knife, slice the tuna against the grain into ½ cm-ish thick slices. Arrange the tuna on a plate, top with the sauce and serve – enjoy!


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