Skipjack Tuna with Teriyaki Sauce

Skipjack Tuna with Teriyaki Sauce

A simple dish using seared skipjack tuna (katsuo-no-tataki). How about serving it with a spicy teriyaki sauce?

Ingredients: 2 servings

Seared skipjack tuna (Katsuo-no-tataki)
200 g
Black pepper
to taste
1 tablespoon
2 tablespoons
Vegetable oil
1 and 1/2 tablespoons
◎Sugar (for the sauce)
2 tablespoons
◎Worchestershire sauce (for the sauce)
2 tablespoons
◎Soy sauce (for the sauce)
4 teaspoons
◎Ketchup (for the sauce)
2 teaspoons
◎Vinegar (for the sauce)
1 teaspoon
◎Oyster sauce (for the sauce)
1 teaspoon
◎Black pepper (for the sauce)
4-5 shakes
Green onion
as needed
Bonito flakes
as needed


1. First, the sauce, combine the ingredients marked with ◎, microwave for 20 minutes at 500 W, and blend well.
2. Slice the seared slapjack tuna into 6-7mm thicknesses, and sprinkle with black pepper.
3. Put the tuna in a bowl, mix in the mayonnaise, sprinkle with flour, and coat evenly.
4. Heat vegetable oil in a pan, and over medium high heat, cook both sides of tuna from Step 3 until golden brown.
5. Turn off heat and soak up excess oil with a paper towel.
6. Return to medium-high heat, add 3 tablespoons of sauce from Step 1, then remove from heat once the tuna is coated evenly.
7. Arrange on serving plate, drizzle 1 tablespoon of sauce from Step 1 on top, and garnish with scallions and bonito flakes.
8. Serve with sauce so that you can adjust to taste while eating.
9. Add your choice of greens to the side for a good balance, and serve.

Story Behind this Recipe

I had a craving for a spicy teriyaki sauce, so I used handy katsuo-no-tataki and seasoned with spicy teriyaki. I'm posting it here since it turned out so tasty.