Seared Ahi Tuna Recipe

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Gabriella Watson Modified: March 21, 2022
Seared Ahi Tuna Recipe

How To Make Seared Ahi Tuna

Whip up a light lunch meal with this easy seared ahi tuna, marinated in a tangy ginger sauce, to exude a flaky and soft dish with every bite!

Preparation: 5 minutes
Cooking: 5 minutes
Marinate Time: 1 hour
Total: 1 hour 10 minutes



  • 8ozahi tuna steaks,(2 pieces), ¾ -inch thick

For Marinade:

  • 2tbspdark sesame oil
  • 2tbspsoy sauce,or 2 tsp of wheat free tamari
  • 1tbspfresh ginger,grated
  • 1garlic clove,minced
  • 1green onion scallion,thinly sliced, a few slices reserved for garnish
  • 1tsplime juice


  1. Mix the sesame oil, soy sauce, ginger, garlic, green onion, and lime juice together and coat the tuna steaks with the marinade.

  2. Cover tightly, and refrigerate for at least 1 hour.

  3. Heat a non-stick skillet over medium-high to high heat. When the pan is hot, remove the tuna steaks from the marinade and sear them for 1 to 1½ minutes on each side.

  4. Remove from pan and slice into ¼-inch thick slices. Sprinkle with a few green onion slices.

  5. Serve plain, with white rice, or over lettuce or thinly sliced cabbage or fennel. Enjoy!


  • Calories: 259.98kcal
  • Fat: 14.29g
  • Saturated Fat: 2.15g
  • Trans Fat: 0.02g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 5.55g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 5.89g
  • Carbohydrates: 2.58g
  • Fiber: 0.42g
  • Sugar: 0.35g
  • Protein: 29.27g
  • Cholesterol: 44.23mg
  • Sodium: 931.81mg
  • Calcium: 18.77mg
  • Potassium: 611.85mg
  • Iron: 1.26mg
  • Vitamin A: 24.21µg
  • Vitamin C: 2.80mg
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