Do you pay loads of money at restaurants for seared ahi? I must admit that I used to make that mistake regularly . . . until I figured out that making it at home is extremely fast, simple, and way less expensive.
Next time you’re craving seared ahi, just head on over to your local (make sure it’s reputable and the fish is fresh) fish market and pick up a hunk of that beautiful jewel-toned ahi. Go home, get your pan extra hot, and enjoy in less than 10 minutes. You’re welcome.
2 ahi tuna steaks or 1 lb. ahi
1 Tbsp. avocado oil
3 Tbsp. sesame seeds (white, black, or both)
Salt to taste
Pat the ahi dry and season with salt. Coat all sides with sesame seeds.
Heat the oil in a skillet over high heat. Let the oil get hot in the pan for about 2 minutes before adding the tuna. Add the tuna and sear for one minute per side.
Allow the tuna to rest for 2 minutes or so. Slice into strips.