Thursday, April 28, 2011

Sesame Seared Ahi Tuna with Cucumber, Scallion and Sriracha Mayonnaise


If you're not quite ready to venture into making sushi at home...

this Sesame Seared Ahi Tuna with Cucumber, Scallion and Sriracha Mayonnaise the next best thing!


The keys to making this a successful dish are simple...

...quality ahi tuna steaks

...a super hot pan

...and NOT overcooking your fish!


Sesame Seared Ahi Tuna with Cucumber, Scallion and Sriracha Mayonnaise

Fresh Ahi Tuna Steaks
Black Sesame Seeds
Sesame Oil
Quality Mayonnaise
Sriracha Sauce
Cucumber, peeled and sliced lengthwise into 2 to 3 inch strips
Scallion, sliced lengthwise into 2 to 3 inch strips


Place black sesame seeds on a plate.

Place raw tuna steak onto the sesame seeds, flip to entirely coat both sides of the tuna

In the meantime, heat a pan (I used cast iron) over high heat until HOT!

Drizzle a bit of sesame oil into your super hot pan and then immediately place your tuna in the pan.

Cook to your desired doneness ...but to ensure keeping it rare only about 1-2 minutes per side (3 to 4 minutes total)

Slice tuna steak against the grain and layer on your plate.

Serve with cucumber and scallion strips and prepared Sriracha Mayonnaise (recipe below)

Sriracha Mayonnaise

Simply a 3:1 ratio quality mayonnaise to sriracha sauce.

Here I have 3 tablespoons mayonnaise to 1 tablespoon Sriracha.



Unknown said...

I would love to do this at home! Chris would love that I don't :) I ordered sesame seared ahi on my birthday and when it came to the table I thought Chris was gonna loose it. He looks right at me and says softly.. "they didn't cook it"!! LOL Can I come to your house for dinner?? I'll bring the Sriracha!!

Pam said...

Yum! This looks and sounds delicious! I love sriracha sauce and have to make this.

Unknown said...

that my dear is a thing of beauty, delicate - gorgeous!

Whats Cookin Italian Style Cuisine said...

Wow is this ever picture perfect we love Ahi like this and yours is amazing looking!

Nuts about food said...

I had so many posts to catch up on since I got back. You are cooking up such amazing dishes. It looks like you had a lovely Easter (despite your 4yr olds inistent questions about the Easter bunny!).

Andrea the Kitchen Witch said...

Can you believe that I've never tried tuna outside of a can?? Its true. This looks really good, maybe I need to get brave & try it. love the sriracha mayo, too!! your photos are amazing as always :)

Mary Bergfeld said...

Talk about perfectly prepared. This looks wonderful and your pictures of this delicious creation are terrific. I hope you have a great day. Blessings...Mary

Karen said...

If there is ahi on the menu, that is what I order. I love it! Yours looks so perfect...not overdone even a little, and a spicy mayo to go with. I would order this in a heartbeat.

Magic of Spice said...

I eat seafood once in awhile and when I do Seared Ahi is at the top of my Love It have a perfectly gorgeous sear here! And this scallion - sriracha mayonnaise, oh wow!!!

chow and chatter said...

wow looks so good cooked perfectly

The Sriracha Cookbook said...

Great job on the photography!!! Seriously, wow! And the recipe looks divine. Viva la Sriracha!

Simply Life said...

I'm way too intimidated to make tuna but I would instantly order this from a menu! Looks wonderful!

hymn2 said...

It was terrific BUT heating the cast iron pan on high resulted in immediate flames when I added the seasame oil. Lots of smoke.

Lea Ann said...

What a beautiful dish. And you cooked those steaks PERfectly. I love the sounds of this mayo. Another bookmarked.