Seared Tuna Steaks with Citrusy Soy Sauce

Serving Size: 4
Total Time:


  • 0.5 cup soy sauce
  • 4 4-ounce tuna steaks, 1 inch thick
  • 1 Tbsp vegetable oil
  • 0.25 tsp ground coriander
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 1 3-inch strip of lemon zest plus 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 2 Tbsp fresh orange juice
  • 0.5 jalapeño, seeded and chopped
  • 1 small shallot, thinly sliced
  • 0.25 cup mirin
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper


In a small saucepan, combine the soy sauce, mirin, shallot, jalapeño, orange juice, lemon zest and juice, sugar and coriander. Simmer over moderate heat until reduced by half, about 8 minutes. Strain the sauce.


In a large nonstick skillet, heat the oil until shimmering. Season the tuna with salt and pepper. Cook over high heat for 1 minute per side. Transfer the tuna to a platter and let rest for 1 minute; thickly slice and serve with the sauce.