Tuna Steaks with Ginger-Chili Glaze

Everyone should learn to cook. The best way to start is from the beginning or the basics. This tuna recipe is from Cooking Basics for Dummies for Wiley Publishing (www.dummies.com) Authors Bryan Miller, Marie Rama, and Eva Adamson show us that even the most basic cooking can be delicious.


Tuna Steaks with Ginger-Chili Glaze Makes 4 Servings A touch of a spicy kick enhances the flavor of this tuna. Add Steamed Broccoli and a basic rice pilaf to complete a healthy meal.

4 tuna steaks about 6-7 ounces and ¾ inch thick

2 tablespoons butter

1 cup white wine or white grape juice

1 tablespoon red chili paste

½ teaspoons dried ground ginger

1 tablespoon brown sugar

1 tablespoon dark sesame oil

Salt and Pepper to taste


1 – Season both sides of steaks with salt and pepper. Melt butter over medium heat in a large non-stick skillet.

2 – Add tuna and cook until lightly browned on both sides (Approx. 3 minutes per side).

3 – Transfer steaks to a warm platter, cover with foil. Leave the cooking butter in the skillet; scrape the bottom of the pan with a wooden spoon to loosen the browned bits.

4 – Add the wine or grape juice, turn heat to high, cook until half the liquid evaporates (Approx. 1 minute)

5 – Lower heat to medium. Add chili paste, ginger, brown sugar, and sesame oil. Stir continuously until all ingredients are well combined.

6 – Add steaks (and any juices on the platter) to the pan and bring to a simmer. Cook for about 1 minute or until warmed through, turning once to coat the tuna in the glaze. Do not overcook.

7 – Remove steaks to individual plates, spoon a little sauce over each serving

Try this recipe and invite me for a taste!

T. J.

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One Comment

  1. Mooseface April 25, 2015 at 11:11 am #

    We love Asian inspired dishes, and plan on trying these. Tofu has become my best friend as has miso, ginger and wasabi.

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