Leah recently prepared dinner for us. It was simple, luxurious and beautiful…and one of my favorite dishes. She created perfectly seared Ahi tuna, rare and delicious.
Ahi tuna preparation must start with a fresh piece of sushi-grade fish and must be seared carefully until just rare. If done right, it takes almost no time and is delectable. If it is cooked for even a bit too long, it becomes tough and unpleasant.
Leah nailed it and here is her recipe…
Sushi grade Ahi tuna (about one inch thick)
1/2 tablespoon butter or extra virgin olive oil
cracked peppercorns or coarsely ground black pepper
1 teaspoon Kosher salt
Serve with lemon or lime and a bright green vegetable like steamed broccoli or bok choy.
Alternatively, deglaze pan by quickly sauteing scallions, mushroom or bok choy immediately after removing the tuna. The vegetables will absorb the delicious flavor of the ahi tuna and will make the perfect accompaniment.
Serve with spicy mayo sauce. Stay tuned to this blog for an easy and delicious recipe.