Seared Ahi tuna steaks are a restaurant favorite that’s easier to make than you think, and so flavorful! You’re going to love the marinade and dipping sauce.
My hubby is a huge fan of tuna. He’ll eat tuna straight out of the can with some crackers. However, I am not a fan of canned tuna. At all. I never have been, not even when I was a kid. I would never touch a tuna salad sandwich or a tuna casserole. It just wasn’t for me. So even though my hubby loves those things, I won’t ever make them for him. I just can’t do it.
I LOVE sushi. I really do. It is a guilty pleasure of mine. Or maybe not so guilty. I mean fish and rice with seaweed, it is actually pretty good for you. And pretty easy to get gluten-free. When ordering gluten-free sushi you just have to be careful about soy sauce (but that is easily remedied if you bring your own.) So many times in the last 3 years I’ve gone out by myself and ordered sushi.
That is right, by myself. My husband just doesn’t like sushi. He’ll go out with me occasionally because he knows it is my favorite. But it just isn’t his thing. He just doesn’t like everything combined together and has a hard time getting it down.
He may love canned tuna while I abhor it. And I may love sushi when he can’t swallow it. But these seared Ahi tuna steaks right here is where our loves and hates overlap in a most pleasant way. We both LOVE this seared ahi tuna steak recipe!
A few weeks ago I planned a romantic at home date night for after the kiddos were in bed. We both were looking forward to it all day, but of course, bedtime never goes as planned. After we finally got the kids down (which was quite a process and took an extraordinarily long time that night) I quickly marinated and seared our Ahi Tuna steaks.
And then my brother-in-law stopped by to pick something up. I tented the tuna in some tinfoil to keep it warm while he was here. Anyways, it was after 9 before we had our romantic at-home dinner date. But you know what, these seared Ahi tuna steaks were worth the wait.
The marinade gives them a subtle saltiness with a hint of spicy ginger and the sweet flavor of honey. The sesame seeds add a nice crunchy bite and toasted flavor to the silky Ahi tuna steaks. Of course, to make your life easier, the marinade doubles as a dipping sauce. A darn tasty dipping sauce!