Seared Ahi Tuna & Bacon Salad Recipe

Saturday, June 30, 2012 Posted by Aleksandra Nearing

It has been quite some time since I've posted a recipe.  My work has gotten more hectic and my family and main blog have gotten all my attention in my spare time.

I have a backlog of delicious recipes to post...many photos to sort through, ingredients to type up and share.  I will start with one of our family favorites: seared ahi tuna.  I purchase sashimi grade tuna steaks frozen from a local gourmet shop that also happens to have an online presence -  I prefer the Yellowfin Saku AAA Grade Tuna Loins - delicious.  My Ahi Poke salad recipe used this tuna raw and it was delicious.

What you will need:
sushi-grade tuna steak(s)
1 tablespoon sesame seeds
1/4 cup reduced sodium soy sauce
1 teaspoon sesame oil
juice from half a lime (too much lime juice and the tuna will "cook" mire like a ceviche)
salt and pepper to taste

I cheat on the lime juice and use frozen fresh lime juice as you can see in the photo below.  Mix all of the above in a bowl.  Pour on a shallow plate and roll the tuna in the mixture.

Heat up your pan to a medium-high temperature before putting the tuna on.  I dump the tuna, sauce and all in the pan.  Cook about 5 minutes, depending on how pink you want the tuna.  Since this was a high quality piece, I let it stay fairly red.

For the salad I picked fresh spinach and kale from my garden.  Chopped up some warm bacon and cucumbers.  Delicious.

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  1. Claire Goverts said...

    That looks really good, I'll have to try it sometime.