Pan-Seared-Tuna with Ginger Mushroom Sauce

20 Mar

Pan-Seared Tuna with Mushrooms

I haven’t prepared tuna in a while but when I went to the farmers market the other day, this steak was beckoning. And I recalled having made a hit of a meal with mushrooms a long time ago for family in Massachusetts.

Tuna with Mushrooms - Version 4

So often I have such a faint memory of a recipe that stood out in some way but can’t remember exactly what or how. But luckily, this one was easy to find. So here is my slightly altered version and a link below for the original. Either way, this is really good!

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Prep Time: 10 Minutes  |  Cook Time: 10 Minutes  |  Servings: 4


  • 4 6-ounce tuna steaks, each about 1 inch thick
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil, coconut oil or combination
  • 1/2 cup thinly sliced green onions, approx. 3-4
  • 3 tablespoons chopped cilantro
  • 1 tablespoon ginger, peeled and finely minced
  • 8 ounces fresh mushrooms, stemmed, caps sliced (used combo of white and crimini)
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced or pressed
  • 4 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 1/2 cups whipping cream (or combo cream and milk) or coconut milk
  • 3 tablespoons fresh lime juice
  • Lime wedges (optional)
  • Fresh cilantro sprigs (optional)


  1. Preheat oven to 200°F.
  2. Sprinkle both sides of tuna steaks with pepper.
  3. Heat 2 tablespoons oil in heavy large skillet over high heat.
  4. Place tuna steaks, pepper side down, in hot oil and sear 2 minutes. Turn tuna over and continue cooking to desired doneness, about 2 minutes for rare.
  5. Transfer tuna to rimmed baking sheet; keep warm in oven.
  6. Heat remaining tablespoon oil and add sliced green onions, cilantro and ginger and sauté until fragrant, about 30 seconds.
  7. Mix in mushrooms, garlic and soy sauce and simmer 30 seconds.
  8. Add whipping cream or coconut milk and simmer until sauce lightly coats back of spoon, about 3 minutes.
  9. Stir in lime juice.
  10. Arrange tuna on plates and spoon sauce over.
  11. Garnish with lime wedges and cilantro sprigs, if desired.

Link to original recipe from

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