Lemon Pepper and Sesame Seared Wild Ahi Steak

Oh my gosh!! I found this absolutely beautiful piece of wild, sushi grade ahi on sale at a local market – and I grabbed it!! Just a quick sear and served rare – it was amazing!

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Here’s How to Do it:

Keep the wild ahi steak cold until you are ready to cook it.

Place the spices and sesame on a large plate and stir them together.

Rub the steak on both sides with 1/2 teaspoon of the chili crisps (more if you like it spicy).

Press the steak into the plate to coat it. Flip and gently press the other side.

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Heat the oil in a heavy (cast iron is best) skillet on medium to medium high. You want it to sear, not burn.

Carefully lay the ahi in the pan. Cook for about 3 minutes on each side being careful not to burn the sesame seeds. If you prefer it less rare, reduce the heat to low and cover for about 2 or 3 minutes.

Remove to a plate and let it rest for two to three minutes.

Slice and serve.

It will be rare, but a perfect cut of ahi is supposed to be.

The flavor is wonderfully delicate and the fish just melts in your mouth. Great with an Udon noodle soup!

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5 from 1 vote
wild ahi
Lemon Pepper and Sesame Seared Wild Ahi

A beautiful cut of wild Ahi cooked rare with seared on spices.

Course: Appetizer, Main Course, main dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: ahi, chili flakes, lemon pepper, seared, sesame, tuna, wild mushrooms
Servings: 4 servings
Author: HelenFern
Ingredients
  • 12 to 16 oz whole ahi steak - wild sushi grade is the best
  • 1 teaspoon chili crisps
  • 2 teaspoon lemon pepper
  • 2 teaspoons black sesame seeds
  • 1 teaspoon fine sea salt
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
Instructions
  1. Keep the wild ahi steak cold until you are ready to cook it.

  2. Place the spices and sesame on a large plate and stir them together.

  3. Rub the steak on both sides with 1/2 teaspoon of the chili crisps (more if you like it spicy).

  4. Press the steak into the plate to coat it. Flip and gently press the other side.

  5. Heat the oil in a heavy (cast iron is best) skillet on medium to medium high. You want it to sear, not burn.

  6. Carefully lay the ahi in the pan. Cook for about 3 minutes on each side being careful not to burn the sesame seeds.

  7. Remove to a plate and let it rest for two to three minutes.

  8. Slice and serve. It will be rare, but a perfect cut of ahi is supposed to be.

  9. The flavor is wonderfully delicate and the fish just melts in your mouth. Great with an Udon noodle soup!

Recipe Notes

 

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4 Responses to Lemon Pepper and Sesame Seared Wild Ahi Steak

  1. Looks so tasty!! Thanks so much for linking up at the 25 and Done Link Party 13! 25 entries in 25 hours!! Shared on Fb, Pn, and Tw.

  2. Vicky says:

    5 stars
    Loved this wild ahi steak recipe. The lemon pepper and black sesame gives it a nice twist.
    Thanks for sharing.

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