Ahi tuna is a great source of protein, omega-3 fatty acids, and vitamin B12. 3 ounces of Ahi Tuna has over 20 grams of protein, less than 1 gram of fat, and around 70 calories.
You can coat the steak in a sesame furikake blend, cracked black pepper, or simple with sea salt.
How to prepare:
Coat the Ahi Tuna in the sesame seed spice by pressing it into the flesh and coating all sides generously. You can also add a little soy sauce before dipping in spices.
Heat up a skillet (love cast iron) over medium-high heat. This is KEY. You want the skillet very very HOT 🔥
Turn your fan on, and have a spatter guard handy, or use a lid to partially cover. When the skillet is HOT, add a high heat oil like avocado oil spray.
Carefully place the ahi in the pan in the oil. Press it down into the skillet with a metal spatula and sear for about 45-60 seconds. Lift one side and check to see that the crust is golden- if not, your pan is not hot enough, so turn the heat up. 🔥
The goal here is to get a nice golden crust on all sides without cooking the ahi tuna all the way through. HOT PAN is key.
Carefully turn it over, press down, sear for 60-90 seconds. Then sear the two long edges, using a pair of tongs to hold it up.
Place the seared ahi on a cutting board, and thinly slice using a very sharp knife. The edges will be crispy and the inside, rare. Seared Tuna is good hot or cold!