Seared Ahi Tuna Recipe

Create a delicious plate of freshness and flavor with this recipe. Ahi tuna also known as yellowfin tuna can be prepared with a side of white rice, shoyu, radish sprouts and nori. When shopping for your tuna the freshness and quality of the fish makes a big difference. Look for a higher grade tuna.

Prep time: 5 minutes
Cook time: 5 minutes
Marinating time: 1 hour
Yield: 2 servings

Ingredients:

  • 2 (6-8 ounce) ahi tuna steaks (3/4 of an inch thick)
For the marinade:
  • 2 tablespoons dark sesame oil
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce (or 2 teaspoons of wheat-free tamari for gluten-free option)
  • 1 tablespoon of grated fresh ginger
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 green onion (scallion) thinly sliced (a few slices reserved for garnish)
  • 1 teaspoon lime juice

Directions:

  1. Marinate the tuna steaks: Mix the marinade ingredients together and coat the tuna steaks with the marinade, cover tightly, and refrigerate for at least an hour.
  2. Sear the tuna: Heat a non-stick skillet over medium high to high heat. When the pan is hot, remove the tuna steaks from the marinade and sear them for a minute to a minute and a half on each side ( even a little longer if you want the tuna less rare than pictured.)
  3. Slice and serve: Remove from pan and slice into 1/4-inch thick slices. Sprinkle with a few green onion slices. Serve plain, with white rice, or over lettuce or thinly sliced cabbage or fennel.

Sources: Simply Recipes

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