Six-Minute Seared Ahi Tuna Steaks
These ahi tuna steaks take only 6 minutes to make! Crispy and seared on the outside; medium-rare on the inside. Healthy, fast, and easy!
- Prep Time: 1 min
- Cook Time: 5 mins
- Total Time: 6 mins
- Yield: 2 servings
- Category: Fish
- Method: Seared
- Cuisine: Seafood
- 2 ahi tuna steaks
- 2 tablespoons soy sauce
- 1 tablespoon olive oil (or canola)
- salt and black pepper, to taste
- dash of cayenne pepper (optional)
- green onions, for serving (optional)
- Salad greens, for serving (optional)
- Cover tuna steaks with soy sauce, oil, salt, pepper, and cayenne. Marinate in a container or bag for ten minutes (or overnight), if you have time.
- Heat a medium skillet on medium high until hot.
- Sear tuna for 2.5 minutes on each side for medium rare (2 on each side for rare; 3 on each side for medium).
- Slice into 1/2 inch slices and serve garnished with green onions and, if you wish, over a bed of salad greens with your favorite Asian-style dressing.
- For a gluten-free version, be sure to use gluten-free soy sauce. Or, for a paleo/whole30 compliant option, use liquid aminos instead.
- Depending on how hot your burners are, you may have to experiment with how long to sear each side. Depending on the stove I’m using, I sometimes only cook it for 1.5 minutes on each side for medium-rare!
- You can also grill this over hot coals or high heat on a gas grill for about 1 minute per side.
- I do my best to provide accurate nutrition information for my recipes, but I am not a nutritionist. The provided nutrition information is my best estimate. It does not include any added sodium from seasoning to taste, any optional ingredients, and it does not take brands into account. Feel free to calculate it yourself using this calculator or by adding the recipe to Yummly.
- Serving Size: 1 tuna steak
- Calories: 188
- Sugar: 0.3 g
- Sodium: 942 mg
- Fat: 8 g
- Saturated Fat: 1 g
- Carbohydrates: 1.2 g
- Fiber: 0.1 g
- Protein: 27 g
- Cholesterol: 50 mg
Keywords: tuna, seafood, fish, low carb