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.
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
|Prep time||5 minutes|
|Cook time||5 minutes|
|Total time||10 minutes|
- 12oz ahi tuna steaks
- 1 tablespoon lemon juice
- 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
- 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
- 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
|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).|