Spicy Teriyaki Tuna Sandwiches
October 11, 2016
Categories: Lunch, Fish, Tuna, Vegetables, Japanese, North American, Easy/Beginner Cooking, Quick Meals, Small Batch Cooking, Entertaining, Game/Sports Day, July 4th, Labor Day, Picnic, Summer, Weeknight Meals, Grill (Electric), Grilling (Outdoor), Marinate, Refrigerator, Stove Top, Spices, Spicy, Sandwiches, Spring more
"These are one of my favorite sandwiches. And, it isn't difficult to make. Perfect for a weeknight dinner; or, to entertain with. Also, great for game day or game night too. A simple mix of sweet, spicy; and, creamy. Prep time does not include time for the tuna to marinate; or, the sauce and salad to chill before using."
- FOR SALAD
- FOR AVOCADO WASABI MAYONNAISE
- Serving Size: 1 (1922.4 g)
- Calories 937.8
- Total Fat - 36.8 g
- Saturated Fat - 10.7 g
- Cholesterol - 155.2 mg
- Sodium - 2413.3 mg
- Total Carbohydrate - 94.1 g
- Dietary Fiber - 22 g
- Sugars - 37.4 g
- Protein - 65.6 g
- Calcium - 443.6 mg
- Iron - 12.1 mg
- Vitamin C - 47.1 mg
- Thiamin - 2.1 mg
Avocado Wasabi Mayonnaise ... Add the avocado, wasabi, mayonnaise, and vinegar to a small bowl; and, mix to combine. I usually start with 1 tablespoon of mayonnaise, but, I usually add 2 - it really is all about your tastes. And, the vinegar is just a splash to taste. This sauce can really be what you like. MORE avocado/less mayonnaise or MORE mayonnaise/less avocado. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap; and, refrigerate 30 minutes before using.
Tuna ... Add the tuna steaks to a ziploc bag or glass dish; and add the teriyaki sauce. Flip so, each steak is well covered. Personally, I prefer the ziploc bag. Let the steaks sit on he counter for 15-20 minutes to marinate; and, take the chill off. Now, you can marinate them longer - up to 2 hours in the refrigerator; but, I prefer a shorter marinade, so I can taste the tuna.
Salad ... Add the cucumbers, onions, and radish to a bowl, along with the vinegar; and, toss to combine. Cover and chill for 20-30 minutes before using. If not using a seedless cucumber, cut in half lengthwise, and remove the seeds using a spoon. Then, cut in thin slices.
Grill or Saute ... I really prefer the outdoor grill; but, an indoor grill pan or heavy saute pan will work just fine. Remove from the marinade; and pat dry, using a paper towel. Then, season with salt and pepper on both sides. Add both oils to the grill or saute pan; and, grill on high heat for 2-3 minutes on the first side; then flip. Continue to cook just another minute. This is based on a 1" thick steak. Basically, you want the tuna medium rare to rare. So, it is VERY quick cooking. Once the tuna is done; transfer to a cutting board to rest a couple of minutes; then, thin slice. *NOTE: If you want, you can serve the tuna whole; but, I do prefer it sliced. Again, that is a personal preference.
Sandwich ... First, I like to lightly toast the rolls (just the inside); this is up to you - it isn't necessary. Then, slather a little of the wasabi mayonnaise on the top and bottom of each bun; go easy, it is spicy. Add lettuce to the bottom bun, tuna, salad, more lettuce; and, the top bun. Note: Make sure to drain the salad well before adding it to the sandwich.
Serve and ENJOY! ... Two toothpicks to hold it together, then cut in half; and, serve with chips or sweet potato fries.
NOTE: I found some sweet potato rolls at a local bakery with sesame seeds; and, I tried those which were amazing. So, if you are ambitious; those would be great to make. I just used a simple bakery sesame roll.
Tips & Variations
No special items needed.