One of my favorite meals is Rare Ahi Tuna. I crave this dish from my favorite restaurant but it’s so expensive. It’s served with an asian slaw and wasabi mash potatoes which really add to the flavor. I recently ran across a hand written recipe for a Tuna Marinate and I decided to give it a try. In addition, I’ve been perfecting the sides as well.
Here is the marinate recipe for The Best Seared Rare Ahi Tuna
Seared Rare Ahi Tuna & Marinate
- Grill with searing burner or
- Cast Iron Skillet if you don't have a searing burner
- ¼ cup Lime Juice
- ¼ cup Olive Oil Extra Virgin
- ⅛ cup Balsamic Vinegar
- 1½ tsp minced garlic
- ¼ cup Fresh Cilantro
- ½ tsp Jalapeno Salt
- 2 Ahi Tuna Steaks
- 2 tsp Balsamic Glaze
Marinate Tuna for 1-2 hours
I love making this recipe when I have fresh herbs. Fortunately Fresh Cilantro is fairly easy to purchase in the grocery store year round. Don’t skip the Cilantro because it really adds to the tuna flavor. A good quality Balsamic Vinegar is also recommended.
I like to use a Zip Lock bag to marinate the tuna. You can use a dish with a lid if you prefer.
Ready to Sear
Add a sprinkle of Jalapeno Salt to each tuna steak just before you are ready to sear it.
Cooking Options for The Best Seared AhiTuna
Because I’m married to The Grill Master, LOL, we have all sorts of cooking equipment. His grill is equipped with a searing burner and this is his preferred cooking method It was necessary to refer to him for this next part.
You should preheat your searing burner and then place the Tuna Steaks on the burner for approx. 1 1/2 minutes per side. Promptly remove and serve.
Cast Iron Skillet
Ooops, I forgot to drizzle the tuna with the Balsamic Reduction. However, it does make it look really pretty and tastes great.