Seared Ahi Tuna Steaks Recipe - Food Fanatic

Seared Ahi Tuna Steaks Recipe

      2 Servings


For the Marinade & Dipping Sauce:
  • 6 tablespoons Tamari Gluten Free Soy Sauce
  • 6 tablespoons Honey
  • 1 teaspoon Ground Ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon Garlic Powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon Onion Powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon Crushed Red Pepper Flakes
For the Tuna:
  • 1-1 1/2 pounds Ahi Tuna Steaks, Preferably 1 1/2 to 2 inches thick
  • 2-4 tablespoons Sesame Seeds
  • 2 tablespoons Sesame Oil


  1. Mix together all of the ingredients for the marinade. Pour approximately 2/3 of the marinade into a bowl for dipping and set aside, if it is a little strong add a tablespoon or 2 of water or rice wine vinegar.
  2. Pour the remaining marinade into a ziploc bag and add the tuna steaks. Squeeze out all the excess air and marinate in the fridge for 30-60 minutes.
  3. Remove the tuna steaks from the marinade and gently roll in the sesame seeds.
  4. Heat a heavy bottomed skillet until a drop of water dances across the pan and evaporates almost instantly.
  5. You’ll cook the steaks in batches, so add about 1 tablespoon of sesame oil to the pan and then sear each tuna steak for about 30-60 seconds on each side. Don’t forget to sear the edges too!
  6. Remove the seared steak to a serving plate and cover it with a tent of aluminum foil to keep it warm.
  7. Repeat with remaining steaks, adding more sesame oil as necessary.
  8. Just before serving, slice the tuna steaks on a gentle bias and serve with the dipping sauce.


  • If sesame seeds aren’t your thing, you can easily leave them off when you make your Seared Ahi Tuna Steaks.
  • To make it a meal, serve your Seared Ahi Tuna Steaks with some short grain sticky “sushi” rice seasoned with rice wine vinegar, and maybe a few green onions for a fresh touch.

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