I am in love. Ahi tuna steaks are perhaps my new favorite food in the world (besides chocolate, of course). I made these last night, and although they are a bit pricey, I can guarantee that they will be in the rotation every 10 days or so. Plus, the added bonus is that they are so darn good for you! Eat up, I say!
(I realize the rawness of these tuna steaks isn’t for everyone.But you should at least try it once!)
Ahi Tuna Steaks
2 thick ahi tuna steaks
1 tsp sea salt
1/2 tsp freshly ground pepper
1/4 tsp ground ancho chile pepper
(if you like spicy try cayenne)
1 Tbs soy sauce
1 Tbs. butter
1 Tbs. canola oil
1 tsp toasted sesame seeds
Sprinkle each side of the steaks with the salt, pepper, ground chile pepper. Moisten the steaks with the soy.
Heat a large cast iron pan on medium high with the butter and canola oil. When hot, add the steaks and do not move them. Cook only 1-2 minutes per side (depending on thickness and how well you like them cooked) then..POOF… they are done.
Remove from heat and sprinkle with sesame seeds.
***Note…ahi tuna is meant to be eaten raw or very rare***
What did I love about this recipe? I love that I learned how to make this and not be so darned intimidated by it. Faster to make than nearly any meal!