Seared Ahi Tuna
Seared Ahi Tuna


2 ahi tuna steaks (5 ounces), sashimi grade
3 tablespoons tamari
2 tablespoons sesame oil
2 tablespoons white sesame seeds
2 tablespoons black sesame seeds
3 tablespoons tamari
1 tablespoon sesame oil
1 tablespoon rice vinegar
1 tablespoon Mirin (rice wine)
juice from 1/2 lime
1 piece (2 inches) raw ginger, peeled and grated
1 tablespoon cilantro, finely chopped, plus a few whole leafs for garnish
extra virgin olive oil for searing
Maldon sea salt or truffle seat salt
Seared Ahi Tuna sounds like an amazingly delicious menu item from your favorite restaurant, but don't be fooled. In this recipe you will learn how to prepare this delicious and protein rich plate right in your own kitchen. Let's get cooking.


1.Marinate the tuna: In a glass dish, add tamari and sesame oil. Remove tuna from packaging and pat dry with paper towels until all liquid has been eliminated. Place tuna in dish with tamari and oil and marinate for 10 minutes.
2.Prepare the dipping sauce: Add all ingredients to a glass measuring cup or mixing bowl. Mix to combine and set aside.
3.Mix the white and black sesame seeds in a plate and spread out evenly. Take tuna out of marinade allowing marinade to drip off. Coat the tuna on each side with the sesame seeds. Set aside.
4.Sear the tuna: Add extra virgin olive oil to an iron skillet and turn heat to medium. Be sure skillet is heated through. Add tuna, searing it for ~2-3 minutes untouched. Flip to other side and continue searing for another 2 minutes.
5.Remove from heat and transfer to a cutting board. Using a sharp knife, slice the tuna into thin slices, about 1/4 inch thick. Plate the tuna slices, topping with dipping sauce, cilantro leaves, a drizzle of olive oil and Maldon sea salt.

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