Skip to content
Japanese Crusted Tuna

Japanese Crusted Tuna

 Serves: 1-2      Prep Time: 20mins      Cook Time: 15 mins 



  • 1/2 cup Japanese rice seasoning
  • 1/2 cup wasabi peas
  • 800g Tuna, trimmed and cut into 2 thick steaks BUY
  • 3 tbsp miso paste
  • Vegetable oil
  • 2 tbsp soy sauce
  • 2 tbsp mirin or sake


  1. Place rice seasoning and wasabi peas in a food processor or mortar and pestle, and crush to a chunky powder. Evenly coat tuna with miso paste and press on pea mixture.
  2. Heat a frypan with some vegetable oil over medium heat. Add tuna and cook for 2 minutes. Turn over and cook a further 2 minutes. Add soy and mirin and allow to simmer for a few seconds, basting tuna with pan juices before placing on a board and slicing into 12 pieces on an angle.
  3. Serve with salad greens and umeboshi plums.
Previous article Miso-glazed Squid
Next article Buri Daikon (Simmered Yellowtail and Daikon Radish)