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10 Minute Seared Ahi Tuna

If you are looking for a meal that is all things – delicious, satisfying, healthy, quick & easy to make – look no further than Ahi Tuna steak.  One 6oz serving is only 180 calories and a whopping 40 grams of protein.  Because the cooking process is so short  – just sear on both sides and leave the middle raw, it’s done in no time.  Just serve up with rice and soy sauce for dipping or in a salad.

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I recommend cooking with vegetable oil or clarified butter because it will need something with a high smoke point to get that nice sear without a ton of smoke and burned oil mess.

10 minute Seared Ahi Tuna

Serves 2
Prep time 5 minutes
Cook time 5 minutes
Total time 10 minutes

Ingredients

  • 12oz ahi tuna steaks
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper

Directions

1. Add vegetable oil to saute pan and preheat over medium high heat.
2. Pat down tuna with paper towel and drizzle with lemon juice. Rub in cayanne pepper and top with black pepper.
3. Sear tuna for 1-2 minutes on each side, then immediately remove from pan. (It should still be raw in the middle).

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