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How Do I Cook a Tuna Steak Without Grilling It?

author image Shelley Frost
How Do I Cook a Tuna Steak Without Grilling It?
Raw tuna steaks with a little garnish. Photo Credit: tycoon751/iStock/Getty Images

Tuna steaks stand up well to cooking because of their sturdy nature. You don't need to cook tuna steaks on the grill to get great flavor. A stove-top preparation of tuna steaks allows you to cook the fish quickly while adding flavor through your favorite seasonings. The omega-3 fatty acids contained in tuna help reduce inflammation, lower your triglycerides, lower your blood pressure and improve your immunity, according to the Mayo Clinic. Prepare a tuna steak once or twice a week to benefit your health without consuming too much mercury, which can accumulate in fish.

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Step 1

Pour the teriyaki sauce, olive oil, soy sauce, garlic and ginger into a large, resealable plastic bag. Mix the ingredients together to blend the flavors for an Asian-inspired marinade for the tuna.

Step 2

Place the tuna steaks in the bag. Squeeze out the air and seal the plastic bag. Move the bag around so the tuna steaks are coated with the marinade.

Step 3

Refrigerate the marinated tuna steaks for at least an hour. A longer marinating time gives the tuna more flavor.

Step 4

Remove the tuna from the marinade, allowing the excess to drip off of the fish. Place the tuna steaks on a plate. Season the tuna with salt and pepper. Add the sesame seeds onto the fish.

Step 5

Heat a large skillet on medium-high. Add the sesame oil to the skillet. Place the tuna steaks onto the skillet.

Step 6

Cook the tuna steaks for five to eight minutes total. Turn the steaks once as you sear them in the skillet. Cook for a shorter period if you prefer your tuna rare and longer if you prefer it medium or well-done. Cut into a steak to determine when it is done to your preference. Remove the tuna steaks from the skillet and serve them immediately.

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