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.
Prep Time 5 minutes minutes
Cook Time 2 minutes minutes
- 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