Seared Tuna Steak with Honey-Soy Sauce

Seared Tuna Steak with Honey-Soy Sauce

Looking for a simple and quick Asian-inspired lunch or dinner recipe? Our Seared Tuna Steak with Honey-Soy Sauce meets the criteria, with dinner served in just minutes.


Simply marinate the tuna in a mixture of soy sauce, honey, mirin, and sesame oil, coat with sesame seeds, seal in a bag and place in the fridge for a few hours, or overnight. Thereafter, remove from fridge and quickly sear on both sides, so that it remains pink and rare in the middle.


The umami-rich Kikkoman Soy Sauce brings out the wonderful flavour of the fish. Kikkoman’s Soy Sauce is naturally brewed over a long period of many months, and the unique flavour profile comes from a combination of the five flavours of sweet, sour, salty, bitter and umami. 


The Kikkoman range of sauces are quite versatile and can be used in a variety of meat, fish, or vegetarian dishes. They are always handy to have in your kitchen.


The seared tuna could be plated on a bed of rice or noodles, if desired, or for a low-carb meal, serve with fresh or steamed vegetables of choice, along with the honey-soy dipping sauce and wasabi paste.


  • ⅓ cup Kikkoman Soy Sauce
  • 2 tablespoons mirin
  • 2 tablespoons Olitalia Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 2 tablespoons Goldcrest Honey
  • 3 tablespoons sesame oil
  • 1 tablespoon rice wine vinegar
  • 800g tuna steaks
  • ½ cup sesame seeds
  • wasabi paste


  • Combine the soy sauce, mirin, honey and sesame oil, in a bowl. Split the mixture equally into two parts, and add the rice vinegar into one part for the dipping sauce. Mix well and set aside.
  • Use the second half of the soy sauce mixture to coat the tuna steaks, and then coat with the sesame seeds. Seal in a bag, and place in the fridge for a few hours, or overnight.
  • To cook, add the olive oil to a frying pan, and place over a high heat. Once heated, place the tuna steaks in the pan, and sear for 30-40 seconds per side. Serve sliced, with the dipping sauce and wasabi paste, and the following as optional additions: white rice, noodles, lettuce, thinly sliced carrots or cabbage