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Super Easy Seared Ahi Tuna

Super Easy Seared Ahi Tuna Recipe


Tired of spending ten dollars or more for a simple Seared Ahi Tuna Appetizer and over thirty dollars for a Seared Ahi Tuna dinner? Well, now you can go to your local fish market, grocery store or even Costco and pick up some Ahi (or Yellowfin) Tuna and do it yourself. So simple, but so elegant!


  • 1 pound sashimi grade yellowfin tuna
  • kosher salt to taste
  • fresh ground black pepper to taste
  • ½ cup Italian seasoned bread crumbs
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil


  1. With a sharp knife, cut the tuna into 4 large pieces for appetizer portion, 2 large pieces for dinner portion. Use your judgment on what shape you want to cut your tuna because not all tuna is the same size or shape. However, the shape should somewhat resemble a miniature brick.
  2. Season the tuna pieces with salt and pepper. Coat lightly on all sides with bread crumbs. Heat olive oil in a large heavy skillet over high heat. The pan should be as hot as you can get it. Place the tuna in the pan, and sear on each side for about 45 seconds for small portions, or 1 minute for large. Remove from pan. The tuna will be very rare.
  3. Slice each 'brick' into 1/4 inch thick slices, and fan out on a serving plate. Enjoy plain, or with the condiments of your choice.

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Nutritional Information

Super Easy Seared Ahi Tuna

Servings Per Recipe: 4
Calories: 270.2
% Daily Value *
protein: 57 %
carbohydrates: 3 %
exchange other carbs:
dietary fiber: 3 %
fat: 19 %
saturated fat: 9 %
cholesterol: 17 %
vitamin a iu: 2 %
niacin equivalents: 134 %
vitamin b6: 66 %
vitamin c: 3 %
folate: 5 %
calcium: 5 %
iron: 9 %
magnesium: 23 %
potassium: 15 %
sodium: 16 %
thiamin: 52 %
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*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
**Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
(-)Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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