Tuna tataki cakes

Servings: 2 people
Calories: 2565kcal


  • Cuisinart 360 XL Griddle


Main Ingredients

  • 450 g tuna Saku block
  • ¼ cup black sesame seeds
  • ¼ cup light sesame seeds
  • 2 tbsp sesame oil
  • 1 pinch kosher salt
  • ½ English cucumber

Toasted Sesame and Soy Mayo

  • ¼ cup mayonnaise
  • 2 tsp toasted sesame oil
  • 2 tsp soy sauce
  • 1 tsp maple syrup
  • ½ tsp sriracha sauce

Sushi Rice

  • 2 cup sushi rice or short grain rice
  • 2 cup water
  • 2 tbsp rice vinegar
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • 1 tsp kosher salt


Sushi rice Cakes

  • Rinse the rice under cold water.
  • Combine the rice with the 2 cups of water.
  • Bring to a boil then reduce to low and cover. Cook for about 15 minutes.
  • Remove from the heat and keep the rice covered for another 15 minutes.
  • Add the rice vinegar, sugar and salt. Mix the rice well.
  • Allow the rice to cool down, then tightly form into small rectangles.
  • Cook the small rectangle on each side on the Cuisinart XL Griddle over medium heat with 1 tbsp of sesame oil.
  • Remove from the heat and top with sauce, cucumber, and then tuna. Enjoy!

Crusted Tuna

  • Brush each side of the tune blocks with sesame oil.
  • Mix the black and white sesame seeds and press the tuna steaks into them, turning to coat each side.
  • Heat the 1 tbsp of sesame oil on the Cuisinart XL Griddle or any other skillet over medium-high heat.
  • Sear the tuna on all the sides until the white seeds have browned slightly. It should take bout 15-30 seconds. Cook the rice cakes at this step to fully enjoy the process.
  • Cut each tuna steak block into ¼-inch thick slices.

Toasted Sesame and Soy Mayo

  • Combine all the ingredients in a mixing bowl and set aside.


Serving: 1oz | Calories: 2565kcal | Carbohydrates: 24g | Protein: 121g | Fat: 221g | Saturated Fat: 36g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 242mg | Sodium: 2013mg | Potassium: 1563mg | Fiber: 9g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 9943IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 791mg | Iron: 16mg
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