Seared Ahi Tuna
Seared Ahi Tuna is a great appetizer and wonderful for lent season. It is very easy to make and so good for you. Sear Ahi Tuna tastes great with the right salad - like seaweed salad and edameme. If you don't have either one on hand, than try some cucumber and lettuce salad. Both will complement the Ahi Tuna perfectly
If you haven't had great Seared Ahi Tuna, it's probably because of the cook and the tuna grade. There are not many ingredients involved, just mostly herbs and spices.Ingredients:
1 small plate size of sushi grade tuna
1/2 teaspoon of grind coarse sea salt
1 teaspoons onion powder
1 teaspoon of garlic powder
1 teaspoon of pepper medley
1/2 teaspoon of chopped onion
1/2 teaspoon of chopped garlic
1 tablespoon virgin olive oil
A brush for spreading the oil on the tuna and on the grill pan
1) Season both sides of the tuna with ingredients above
2) Let the spices marinate for at least 1/2 hour.
3) Heat the pan with olive oil.
4) Gently place the piece of Tuna on the pan with a food tong. Sear on high heat for 3-5 minutes depending on how hot your grill and stove is.
5) When you see the tuna edge turns light brown from the bottom of the pan for 2 cm, flip the tuna piece over so that the top can start searing until the tuna color turns light brown again for about 2 cm. At this point you can decide whether to keep cooking the tuna longer for thicker seared sides, or thinner seared sides. It is up to you how raw you want this piece of ahi tuna to be. Good luck and happy eating!
6) After you are happy with the searing, take the ahi tuna piece out and start slicing thin slices until you've slice all of the piece.