One of my favorite fish is ahi tuna. I could eat it for every meal! If you are wary of eating raw fish, I cannot urge you enough to simply TRY this dish! You always have the option of cooking it through, but there is simply nothing better than a seared ahi tuna steak dipped in soy sauce. TRUST ME!
*Note*: Make sure you buy SUSHI GRADE if you are going to eat it rare!
Seared Ahi Tuna
2 Ahi Tuna steaks, about 6 oz. each
2 tablespoons toasted sesame seeds
1 teaspoon ground ginger
1/2 teaspoon salt and pepper
1 tablespoon honey
4 tablespoons low-sodium soy sauce
red pepper flakes (just a sprinkle)
1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
2 tablespoons Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Heat a skillet over medium-high heat. Add the EVOO to the pan and allow the pan to get hot (about 3 minutes). Season the tuna with salt, pepper, ginger, and then coat each side with the sesame seeds. Place the tuna in the hot pan. For a rare center, cook the tuna for about 1 1/2 minutes on each side. For a medium-rare center, increase time to 2-3 minutes per side. It does depend on the thickness of the steak, so keep an eye on it!
For the sauce, mix the honey, soy sauce, ginger and red pepper flakes together.
I served this dish with butternut squash and a crabmeat and spinach stuff mushroom, but it would go great with brown rice, broccoli, or really anything you’re in the mood for!