If love ahi tuna, this incredible and unique dish is for you! You’ll love the combination of flavors in this seafood recipe – seared ahi tuna with creamy avocado sauce and a refreshing pineapple salsa. The ahi tuna is first marinated in a simple soy-garlic and sesame seed oil glaze, then seared to perfection, keeping the inside at a rare temperature. Every bite of this incredible seared ahi tuna dish will be an explosion of flavors in your mouth. If you want a unique and impressive dish, try this recipe!
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Preparing the Tuna
The star of this dish is definitely the delicate and flavorful ahi tuna! It’s first marinated in a simple marinade made with soy sauce and sesame seed oil. Allow the tuna to sit in this marinade for at least 30 minutes for some amazing flavor! Once marinated, pat the tuna steaks dry first with paper towels before placing into preheated frying pan. The tuna needs to be cooked very briefly at a high temperature, about 2 minutes per side. Make sure your pan is extra hot!! Once the tuna is ready, make sure to use a sharp knife to slice the tuna into thin slices!
The fun part of this dish is the toppings and sauce! I make a delicious and creamy garlic avocado sauce to accompany the tuna. This sauce made with cilantro, avocado, garlic and olive oil is actually great as a salad dressing, too and works so well with the tuna. Then, it’s onto the pineapple salsa. This simple salsa is made with diced pineapple, tomatoes and shallots. It’s very refreshing and helps mellow out the rich flavors of the tuna and sauce. But that’s not all! The whole dish is topped with an incredible home-made teriyaki glaze! This glaze is another one of my favorites and it goes very well with any type of seafood.
Enjoyed this delicious seafood recipe? Make sure to check out some of my other recipes you’re sure to enjoy!
- Wasabi Tuna Salad – simple salad with avocado, cucumbers and seared tuna!
- Teriyaki Salmon Bowl – the salmon is seasoned with a ginger garlic glaze!
- Chimichurri Shrimp Pasta – zesty and juicy shrimp with pasta!
- Wild Sea Bass Dinner – buttery, flaky sea bass with garlicy spinach, tomatoes and mushrooms! Easy, 30-minute meal!
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