The Best Ahi Tuna Recipe

2 Pieces
18 min

One of my favorite meals is Rare Ahi Tuna. I crave this dish from my favorite restaurant but it’s so expensive. It’s served with an Asian slaw and wasabi mash potatoes which really add to the flavor. I recently ran across a hand written recipe for a Tuna Marinate and I decided to give it a try. In addition, I’ve been perfecting the sides as well.

Here is the marinate recipe for The Best Seared Rare Ahi Tuna

Marinate for 1-2 hours prior to searing.

Oops I forgot to drizzle with balsamic glaze. But it still makes a pretty plate.

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The Best Ahi Tuna Recipe
Recipe details
  • 2  Pieces
  • Prep time: 15 Minutes Cook time: 3 Minutes Total time: 18 min
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  • ¼ cup Lime Juice
  • ¼ cup Olive Oil Extra Virgin
  • ⅛ cup Balsamic Vinegar
  • 1½ tsp minced garlic
  • ¼ cup Fresh Cilantro
  • ½ tsp Jalapeno Salt
  • 2 Ahi Tuna Steaks
  • 2 tsp Balsamic Glaze
For Marinate
Mix first 5 ingredients together in a mixing bowl.
Place Tuna Steaks in a zip lock bag and pour mixture over the Tuna. Seal Place in refrigerator for 1-2 hours prior to cook time.
Prepare for Searing
Heat Searing Burner until hot
Just prior to cooking, sprinkle Jalapeno Salt over the Tuna Steaks.
Place Tuna Steaks on Burner for approx. 1 1/2 minutes per side.
Removed from heat and serve immediately.
Drizzle the Balsamic Glaze over the Ahi Tuna Steaks once they are on the plate. Tuna Steaks will be crispy on the outside and rare on the inside.
  • Recipe is easily doubled or tripled to cover more tuna steaks.
  • Be sure to link to my side dishes at the top of this recipe. The wasabi mashed potatoes and Asian slaw really compliment this dish.
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