Seared Ahi is so simple to make and is the perfect 20 minute weeknight meal. Coating it with our Everything Nut Crumbs make it beyond tasty.
This recipe was made with our Everything Nut Crumbs ~ a nut-based bread crumb alternative. They are gluten-free, paleo, Keto-friendly, vegan, and delicious! To purchase a bag click here.
1/2 lb. ahi tuna
1/4 c. Everything Nut Crumbs
1/4 c. milk (milk substitutes work too)
1T. olive oil
1/2 cucumber sliced
1/4 c. shelled edamame
1/4 red onion sliced paper thin
For the sauce:2 T low sodium soy sauce
1/2 t horseradish
pinch of mustard powder
sesame seeds to your liking
Whisk together milk and egg in a small bowl.
Pour Everything Nut Crumbs out on a plate.
Depending on the size and shape of the ahi, you may want to cut in half. Do not slice before cooking. Dip the entire piece of tuna in the milk mixture and then roll it in the Nut Crumbs.
Heat up a non stick sauté pan with the olive oil on medium heat.
Now this part gets a little tricky. We need to sear all sides of the ahi for about a minute. If you use tongs and handle the tuna too much, the crumbs will fall off. It's really a delicate balance of using a fish spatula and a fork to gently flip the fish over and sear on each surface.
Also...do not over cook! You just want a quick sear on each side...about one minute on each side, depending on the cut of the fish.
Once seared, remove from heat and place on cutting board.
Assemble your salad and slice up the ahi (using a sharp knife here is key!) and place on top of the greens.
Mix all the sauce ingredients together in serve on the side or pour over the entire plate.
Feel free to have fun and add as many yummy things to your salad as you wish.
You can also drizzle the tuna with a sriracha mayo or a sweet chili sauce...it adds an extra zip.
Enjoy, from our kitchen to yours!