Six-Minute Seared Ahi Tuna Steaks

Six-Minute Seared Ahi Tuna Steaks

Seared ahi tuna for when you need a fast meal. Fish and sushi lovers will rejoice. This 6-minute seared ahi tuna is chock full of umami flavor. Eat it over rice or on its own.

Adapted from Bowl of Delicious

Ingredients

Metric System
Servings
  • scallion
  • sesame seeds
  • lime juice
  • 2 tbsp oil
  • 2 tbsp soy sauce
  • 3 tsp honey
  • 0.5 tsp salt
  • 0.3 tsp black pepper
  • 0.3 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 2 tuna
  • Step 1

    Pat the ahi tuna steaks dry with a paper towel. Place on a plate or inside a plastic bag.

    Step 2

    Mix the soy sauce (2 tablespoons), toasted sesame oil (1 tablespoon), honey (1 tablespoon) kosher salt (1/2 teaspoon), pepper (1/4 teaspoon), and cayenne pepper (1/4 teaspoon) until honey is fully dissolved. Pour over the ahi tuna steaks and turn over to coat completely. Optional: allow to marinate for at least 10 minutes, or up to overnight in the refrigerator. Also optional: Reserve a spoonful or two of the marinade before coating the fish for drizzling on top after you've cooked it.

    Step 3

    Heat a medium skillet (preferably non-stick or a well-seasoned cast iron skillet) on medium-high to high until very hot ( or medium medium-high for nonstick). I recommend giving cast iron 3-5 minutes to get hot and nonstick about 1 minute, depending on how thick it is.

    Step 4

    Add the canola oil (1 tablespoon) to the hot pan. Sear the tuna for 2 minutes on each side for medium rare (1.5 minutes on each side for rare; 3 on each side for medium). (Note: different burners get hotter depending on your stove. Use your best judgement whether you use medium, medium-high, or high heat, as the marinade may burn if too high heat is used)

    Step 5

    Remove to a cutting board and allow to rest for at least 3 minutes. Slice into 1/2 inch slices and serve garnished with green onions, toasted sesame seeds, and a squeeze of fresh lime juice, if desired.

    Step 1

    Slice into 1/2 inch slices and serve garnished with green onions, toasted sesame seeds, and a squeeze of fresh lime juice, if desired.

  • scallion
  • sesame seeds
  • lime juice
  • Step 2

    Remove to a cutting board and allow to rest for at least 3 minutes.

    Step 3

    Sear the tuna for 2 minutes on each side for medium rare.

    Step 4

    Add the canola oil to the hot pan.

  • 1 tbsp oil
  • Step 5

    Heat a medium skillet (preferably non-stick or a well-seasoned cast iron skillet) on medium-high to high until very hot ( or medium medium-high for nonstick).

    Step 6

    Pour over the ahi tuna steaks and turn over to coat completely.

    Step 7

    Mix the ingredients until honey is fully dissolved.

  • 2 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp oil
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • 0.5 tsp salt
  • 0.25 tsp black pepper
  • 0.25 tsp cayenne pepper
  • Step 8

    Pat the ahi tuna steaks dry with a paper towel. Place on a plate or inside a plastic bag.

  • 2 tuna
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