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Hub Specialty – Seared Ahi Tuna Delight

Last night The Hub and I spent the evening drinking a fantastic red, listening to some Martin Denny, and cooking a delicious meal for Valentine's Day.  Well, more like he cooked and I was his sous chef.  You see, my husband is a fantastic cook.  In fact, I think he's way better than me.  But don't tell anyone.
One of my favorite meals that The Hub makes is his Seared Ahi Tuna Delight.  It's seared, sushi grade tuna mixed with avocado, red onions and a delicious marinade/dressing.  We decided to pair it with crispy Spring Rolls (which I'll be telling you how to make on Thursday) and bought a myriad of sweet treats for dessert.  What a perfect Valentine's Day Dinner!

nom nom nom!

clockwise: mango-apple tart, lemon coconut mini cupcake, cinnamon horchata mini cupcake, and cooked & cream cheesecake

The sushi grade tuna is an expensive fish to buy ($22.99/lb. at Whole Foods yesterday), so we only make it on special occasions and Valentine's Day Dinner seemed very appropriate!  This dish is incredibly easy to make and takes almost no time at all.  It looks a little messy on the plate, but it is so simple and delicious that the flavor combination is really all that matters. You’ll Need:
  • 1 lb. sushi grade tuna
  • Sesame Oil
  • Diced Avocado (2)
  • Thinly sliced Red Onion (about 1/2 of a small onion)
  • Freshly squeezed Lime Juice
  • Soy Sauce
  • Green Onion
  • Salt & Pepper
Directions: Heat 2 tbsp of sesame oil in a skillet, or enough to coat the bottom of the pan, over medium high heat.  While oil is heating, season both sides of the fish generously with salt and pepper. When oil is hot, sear each side of the fish for about 1-2 minutes or until desired amount of thickness has been heated.  You should hear a sizzle when the fish hits the pan. Remove fish from pan and slice it into thick strips or chunks.  Place it in a bowl with thinly sliced red onion, diced avocado.  Add lime juice, sesame oil and soy sauce to taste - about 1-2 tbsp. each of oil and soy sauce, and the juice of 1 lime.  Top with green onions and serve immediately.

season the fish, and don't forget to use your Darth Vader spatula

right before we flipped it. it had been cooking on this side for about 1 1/2 minutes

finished product


ready to eat!

2 Responses to “Hub Specialty – Seared Ahi Tuna Delight”

  1. Taylor S says:

    Yum! Seared Ahi Tuna Delight looks amazing! Lucky Lady!

  2. Roy Brubaker says:

    I am totally going to make this. Yummmmmmmmmm.

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