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Seared ahi tuna served with rice and salad.
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Seared Ahi Tuna

This seared ahi tuna is sashimi grade fish coated in sesame seeds, then briefly cooked to tender and flavorful perfection. Add a drizzle of sauce and some fresh herbs for a light and delicious dinner option.
Course Main
Cuisine Asian
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 2 minutes
Total Time 12 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 263kcal
Author Sara Welch

Ingredients

  • 1 pound ahi tuna steaks
  • 2 tablespoons white sesame seeds
  • 2 tablespoons black sesame seeds
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 2 tablespoons hoisin sauce
  • 1 teaspoon soy sauce
  • 2 teaspoons rice vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 2 tablespoons sliced green onions, chopped cilantro or a combination of the two

Instructions

  • Place the sesame seeds on a plate and stir to combine.
  • Season the tuna steaks with salt and pepper to taste.
  • Place each tuna steak on the plate of sesame seeds and press the seeds all over the fish.
  • Heat the oil in a large pan over high heat.
  • Add the tuna steaks to the pan. Cook for 30-60 seconds per side.
  • Remove the tuna from the pan. Let rest for 3 minutes then cut into slices.
  • In a small bowl, whisk together the hoisin sauce, soy sauce, rice vinegar and sesame oil.
  • Drizzle the sauce over the sliced tuna. Top with green onions or cilantro, then serve.

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Nutrition

Calories: 263kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 28g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 43mg | Sodium: 258mg | Potassium: 333mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 2475IU | Calcium: 90mg | Iron: 2mg