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10-Minute Tuna Tataki in Berry Sauce

5 from 2 votes
Roni Cohen – @ronis_recipes
Tuna tataki in berry sauce: An enchanting fusion of seared tuna and tangy-sweet berry flavors, creating a harmonious blend that will delight your palate!
Prep Time :5 minutes
Cook Time :5 minutes
Total Time :10 minutes
Servings: 2



  • ½ pound/230 grams red tuna steak
  • ¼ cup toasted sesame oil
  • ½ cup blueberries
  • 1 tablespoon chopped chives


  • ½ cup mulberries, or any berries you like
  • cup oil
  • teaspoon coarse salt
  • Juice of ½ lime


  • Heat the sesame oil in a skillet over high heat. Sear the tuna steak for 5 seconds on each side. Set it aside to cool.
  • Slice the tuna into thin pieces and arrange them on a plate (you can follow Roni’s method from her video or use your own).
  • Blend all the sauce ingredients in a blender, then pour it next to the tuna slices. Garnish with chives and blueberries.


Seared tuna tataki recipe
Credit: Roni Cohen

What is tuna tataki?

It is a Japanese dish that features lightly seared slices of fresh tuna. The outer layer is quickly seared, leaving the center tender and rare. It is typically marinated in a flavorful sauce and served thinly sliced. Tuna tataki offers a delicate balance of textures and a savory taste, making it a popular choice among seafood enthusiasts.

What type of tuna is best for making tataki?

The best tuna for making tuna tataki is typically fresh, high-quality, sushi-grade tuna. Yellowfin, bluefin and bigeye tuna are popular choices due to their mild flavor and firm texture.

Seared tuna tataki recipe
Credit: Roni Cohen

Can I use frozen tuna for tataki?

It is recommended to use fresh tuna for the best results. However, if using frozen tuna, ensure it is properly thawed and of high quality to maintain the desired texture and flavor.

What sauces are commonly served with tataki?

Tataki is often accompanied by a variety of sauces. Popular options include ponzu sauce, a tangy citrus-based sauce, or a soy-based ginger sauce. Some variations may incorporate fruit-based or spicy sauces for added flavor.

Seared tuna tataki recipe
Credit: Roni Cohen

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