Seared Ahi Tuna

Ahi at its best



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Recipe CategoriesAppetizers & Snacks Fish & Seafood


1eachahi tuna sashimi block (6 oz.)
3 1⁄2Tablespoonextra virgin olive oil
 Eachsalt, as needed for seasoning
1Tablespoonblackening spice
1eachlarge avocado, peeled, pitted, diced
1eachserrano chile or jalapeno chile, seeded, deveined, minced
1⁄3Cupfresh cilantro, chopped
1⁄3Cupred onion, chopped
1⁄4Cupfresh lime juice
2Teaspoonfresh oregano, chopped
 Eachsalt and pepper, to taste
1Teaspoonsoy sauce, high quality
1eachlime or lemon wedges


  1. Heat heavy small skillet over high heat for 2 minutes.
  2. Brush tuna with 1/2 tablespoon oil; sprinkle with salt and season evenly with blackening spice.
  3. Place in skillet and sear until all sides are brown on the outside and almost opaque in center, about 1 minute per side for a 1" thick block.
  4. Cool tuna.
  5. For avocado tartare, combine remaining 3 tablespoons oil, and all remaining ingredients in medium bowl.
  6. Using a fork, mix just enough to blend.
  7. Season tartare to taste with salt and pepper, then chill.
  8. With a very sharp knife, cut sashimi into slices.
  9. Arrange sashimi slices on a platter, and drizzle with very good quality soy sauce, and light squeeze of a lime or lemon wedge.
  10. Neatly arrange the avocado tartare on the plate.
  11. Serve with baguette slices or lavosh.


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