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If you love tuna, ahi tuna sandwich with wasabi mayonnaise will interest you. I grew up eating different tuna dishes. I have had grilled tuna belly, tuna jaw (panga ng tuna in Filipino), tuna cooked in coconut milk (ginataang tuna), fried tuna, tuna soup, tuna sashimi, tuna sushi, and so on. I loved every tuna dish that I had especially raw tuna. This seared ahi tuna sandwich makes use of sushi grade tuna that are seared on both sides, but the center is left raw – just like that of a sashimi. We all know that raw tuna is best eaten with wasabi – this sandwich has it in mayonnaise form.
It took me only about 10 to 12 minutes to prepare everything. Searing the tuna is the only step that involved cooking and the rest is just basic sandwich assembly. I also saved time making wasabi mayonnaise because I used store bought wasabi mayo. These days products such as wasabi mayonnaise and the likes are readily available in most grocery stores.
I understand that most of you do not like to eat raw tuna. What you can do is to sear the tuna longer so that the inside gets cooked as well. This means that you won’t have that reddish color in the middle. If you don’t like the taste of wasabi, use the plain mayonnaise instead and try to squeeze-in a little lime or lemon to give it that fresh taste.
Try this Ahi Tuna Sandwich with Wasabi Mayonnaise.
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- 4 6 oz. sushi grade tuna steaks
- 4 Kaiser Buns or hamburger buns
- 1 large beef steak tomato sliced
- 1 cup chopped iceberg lettuce
- 4 tablespoons wasabi mayonnaise
- 4 tablespoons mayonnaise
- 1/8 teaspoon sesame oil
- Cooking oil spray
- Salt and pepper
- Sprinkle enough salt and pepper all over the tuna steaks. Let it stand for 5 minutes.
- Heat a non-stick flat pan or grill pan. Lightly spray cooking oil on the pan to prevent the steaks from sticking.
- Sear each side of the tuna steaks for 1 to 2 minutes per side. If you want your tuna steak to be well done, add more searing time. Remove the steaks from the pan and place in a clean plate.
- Meanwhile combine the mayonnaise (white mayo) with the sesame oil. Mix well. Spread 1 tablespoon of the mayonnaise mixture on both sides of the Kaiser or hamburger buns. Arrange the chopped lettuce and sliced tomato on one bun. Top with the seared ahi tuna steak.
- Spread the wasabi mayonnaise over the ahi tuna steak. Top with the other slice of the bun.
- Serve. Share and enjoy!