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Hoisin-Glazed Tuna with Asparagus & Rice Noodles

Total Time
20 min
15 min
5 min
A hoisin glaze elevates this Asian-inspired pairing of tuna and asparagus in a perfectly portioned meal for one that's ready in just 20 minutes. Ahi tuna is best served medium-rare, so keep a close eye on it because cook times can vary based on thickness. Hoisin is a thick, sweet Chinese sauce that creates a deliciously beautiful glaze on the tuna. It be found alongside the soy sauce on the international aisle. Opt for unseasoned rice wine vinegar for this meal to keep sodium in check; seasoned varieties have added salt. Use a mix of white and black sesame seeds to make this entrée a little bit more special visually.



12 spear(s), medium

Uncooked tuna

5 oz, use a 1-inch-thick steak

Cooking spray

2 spray(s)

Table salt

1 pinch(es)

Hoisin sauce

1½ tsp, divided

Unsalted toasted sesame seeds

¼ tsp

Cooked rice noodles

½ cup(s)


2 Tbsp, chopped

Rice wine vinegar

1 tsp

Less sodium soy sauce

½ tsp


  1. Coat asparagus and tuna with cooking spray; season with salt. Cook on heated grill pan (or skillet), turning asparagus occasionally and tuna once, until asparagus are tender and tuna is medium-rare, about 4 minutes (or longer if desired). Brush each side of tuna with 1/4 tsp hoisin sauce; cook each side a few seconds until glazed.
  2. Slice tuna and drizzle with remaining 1 tsp hoisin; sprinkle sesame seeds over tuna and asparagus.
  3. Toss warm noodles with cilantro, vinegar, and soy sauce.
  4. Makes 1 serving.