Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 5 mins

I came up with this the first time I purchased an ahi tuna steak to make at home. For me, less is more when it comes to ahi because I really love the flavor of the fish. This recipe is super easy and it makes a great presentation over a baby spinach salad.


  1. Rub the steak with one tbs of the olive oil.
  2. Put the peppercorns on a plate and press the tuna steak into the peppercorns until it is coated.
  3. Sprinkle the steak with salt to taste.
  4. Heat the other tbs of olive oil in a non-stick pan on medium high heat.
  5. Cook the steak 2-3 minutes per side.
  6. Slice the steak into 1/4" slices and serve over salad or rice.
  7. Note: If you do not care for raw or rare fish this recipe is not for you. Cooking a tuna steak for 2-3 minutes per side will leave the middle quite rare, and barely warm. You could cook the fish longer until it is well done, but then you would basically spending a lot of money on a cut of fish that is meant to be served rare or raw. (IMHO!).
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The title of this recipe should read Easiest and BEST Ahi Tuna Ever. We followed the recipe exactly except we used the grill. The baby greens salad accompaniment is a wonderful suggestion. Wonderful.

sugarpea March 27, 2008