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Super Easy Seared Ahi Tuna

Super Easy Seared Ahi Tuna

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Tired of spending ten dollars or more for a simple Seared Ahi Tuna Appetizer and over thirty dollars for a Seared Ahi Tuna dinner? Well, now you can go to your local fish market, grocery store or even Costco and pick up some Ahi (or Yellowfin) Tuna and do it yourself. So simple, but so elegant!

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  • Calories:
  • 270 kcal
  • 14%
  • Fat:
  • 12 g
  • 19%
  • Carbs:
  • 10.4g
  • 3%
  • Protein:
  • 28.7 g
  • 57%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 51 mg
  • 17%
  • Sodium:
  • 406 mg
  • 16%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

Directions

  1. With a sharp knife, cut the tuna into 4 large pieces for appetizer portion, 2 large pieces for dinner portion. Use your judgment on what shape you want to cut your tuna because not all tuna is the same size or shape. However, the shape should somewhat resemble a miniature brick.
  2. Season the tuna pieces with salt and pepper. Coat lightly on all sides with bread crumbs. Heat olive oil in a large heavy skillet over high heat. The pan should be as hot as you can get it. Place the tuna in the pan, and sear on each side for about 45 seconds for small portions, or 1 minute for large. Remove from pan. The tuna will be very rare.
  3. Slice each 'brick' into 1/4 inch thick slices, and fan out on a serving plate. Enjoy plain, or with the condiments of your choice.
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Reviews

Kimberly Truitt Turner
224
6/24/2007

Olive oil? Are you kidding me? Olive oil has a low temperature smoke point, so using it in this recipe smoked up my entire house. Next time I'll be using grapeseed oil - much higher smoke point.

SUSHILOVER
63
8/18/2004

This recipe was super quick and easy. The breadcrumb mixture enhanced the flavor of the fish and added a perfect crispiness to the experience. The taste was exquisite. I served the ahi on a bed of freshly cut spinach, sprinkled with fresh lime juice and opened up a wonderful bottle of Malborough (New Zealand) 2003 Souvignon Blanc. A side of soy sauce was helpful, but not necessary. This recipe lived up to its name.

ChefMiller
60
2/28/2007

We found Ahi Tuna on sale the day after we had the appetizer out at a pricey restaurant. It was so easy and sooo yummy! We served it with a wasabi soy mixture to dip the pieces into. My only recommendation would be to use parmesan flavored bread crumbs or a mixture of parmesan cheese and bread crumbs because the coating can be a bit dry. It takes practice to get the searing talent down to a science, but once you do you will want to wow your friends with this fancy and inexpensive recipe all the time!