Seared Ahi Tuna

Seared ahi

I love the way this dish turned out. It looks and tastes like something from a Japanese restaurant.

This dish is very easy to make, but it requires concentration. You also have to eat it immediately because the flavors are at their best when the fish is warm.

I used frozen ahi tuna from Trader Joe’s. The quality is good enough to eat with the inside raw.


2 ahi tuna steaks
soy sauce (reduced sodium version gives a subtler flavor)
sesame oil
sesame seeds (optional)

Slice the tuna into thin rectangles, as if you’re slicing sashimi. Place the slices in a bowl and massage enough sesame oil and soy sauce coating to cover the fish. Let sit for 5 min.

Heat up a small skillet, then sear the tuna slices. This will take only a few seconds per side. Make sure not to overcook–the inside of the slices should be raw.

Serve with a garnish of sesame seeds.