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Ahi Tuna Steaks

Prep Time 5 mins
Marinade Time 4 hrs
Total Time 4 hrs 5 mins
Course Main Course
Servings 2


Tuna Steak Marinade

  • ¼ cup Soy sauce Low sodium
  • 2 tbsp Sesame oil
  • 2 tbsp Rice wine vinegar
  • 2 tbsp Honey
  • 1 pinch Salt
  • 1 pinch Black pepper
  • ½ tsp Cayenne pepper

Pineapple Salsa

  • Pineapple cored and diced
  • 1 Large Jalapeño seeded and diced
  • Red bell pepper seeded and diced
  • ½ Red onion diced
  • ½ bundle Cilantro finely chopped
  • 3 tbsp Extra virgin olive oil
  • 3 tbsp Red wine vinegar
  • 1-2 tbsp Pineapple tequilla hot sauce
  • 1 tbsp Kosher salt


  • Combine all your ingredients together for the tuna marinade. Whisk together and place to the side for a quick moment. 
  • Pat your tuna steaks dry and place them in a container for marinating. Add in the marinade and mix well. Seal and place in the fridge for a minimum of 4 hours.
  • When you get your tuna steaks in the marinade go ahead and start prepping your pineapple salsa. Earlier the better because you want the salsa to sit for a few hours in the fridge, this will allow the ingredients to blend well for enhanced flavor. 
  • Create the salsa by adding all the prepped salsa ingredients into a larger mixing bowl and stir with a wooden spoon. Make sure to stir well.
  • Place the salsa in the fridge and patiently wait.
  • Now that your 4 hours has expired, start your charcoal because you want to have a blazing hot cast-iron surface for a quick tuna steak sear.
  • Remove the tuna steaks from the marinade and keep them on the steaks so it acts as a binder, add the toasted sesame seeds on top and bottom. 
  • Use a flat top cast iron griddle and get it up to 500-550 degrees. Coat with avocado oil for searing.
  • Place the tuna steaks once the surface is 500-550 degrees and sear for 1 min per side. You can push to 1 min 30 seconds but this tuna is sushi-grade and safe to eat raw.
  • Remove the tuna steaks and slice for serving, plate and add your pineapple salsa.
  • Serve and enjoy with family/friends!
Keyword fish, marinade, tuna