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Seared Ahi Tuna Steak

A super-healthy seafood dish, this seared ahi tuna steak recipe features a delectable piece of fish done in a sauce that is both honey sweet and soy-sauce savory.
Course Dinner
Cuisine Asian
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 2 minutes
Servings 2
Calories 216kcal
Author FoodFaithFitness


  • 1 2-inch thick tuna steak/fillet
  • 2 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 tsp white sesame seeds
  • 2 tbsp sesame oil
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • pinch of black pepper
  • ½ tbsp green onions sliced
  • lime wedges for garnish


  • In a small bowl combine the soy sauce, 1 tablespoon sesame oil, white sesame, honey, and black pepper. Mix well.
  • Pour the mixture over the tuna steak until fully coated. Allow the fish to marinate for at least 10 minutes in the fridge.
  • Heat a skillet on HIGH. Add 1 tablespoon of sesame oil. Once hot, sear the tuna steak for 2 minutes on each side. The tuna should be medium-rare for best results.
  • Transfer the seared tuna steak onto a cutting board. Slice into ½-inch-thick slices. Serve the sliced tuna with green onions, sesame seeds, and lime wedges.


  • The cooking time of seared tuna depends on the thickness of your steak. I used a 2-inch-thick tuna, which should take 2 minutes' cooking time on each side.
  • Tuna is safe to eat medium-rare, as it is a fish that doesn't usually contain parasites. To be sure, you can also buy sushi-grade tuna.
  • Don't marinate the tuna steaks for longer than 10 minutes in the fridge. Doing so will cause the tuna to taste saltier. If you plan to marinate for a longer time use a low-sodium soy sauce.


Calories: 216kcal | Carbohydrates: 10g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 7g | Monounsaturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 11mg | Sodium: 1018mg | Potassium: 128mg | Fiber: 0.3g | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 670IU | Vitamin C: 0.3mg | Calcium: 17mg | Iron: 1mg