How to Cook Seared Tuna Steak

Seared tuna is a healthy delicacy.

Goodshoot RF/Goodshoot/Getty Images

Few dishes are tastier, or healthier, than a well-seared tuna steak. Searing is a meat cooking technique that seals in the flavour of the cut you are preparing. Ahi tuna has a flavourful and desirable texture that works well for steaks. However, you can use the searing technique for any meat, poultry or fish.

  • Few dishes are tastier, or healthier, than a well-seared tuna steak.
  • However, you can use the searing technique for any meat, poultry or fish.

Pat tuna steaks dry with a paper towel. Sprinkle top of steaks with kosher salt.

Place the heavy metal cooking pan on hob. Heat pan on medium-high heat for three to five minutes.

Place 2 tbsp olive oil and 1/2 tbsp butter into pan. As it heats, crush 1 tsp whole peppercorns with mortar and pestle or pepper grinder.

Sauté peppercorns in oil and butter for four to five minute until they crackle. Raise heat to high until a drop of water sizzles in the pan. Place seasoned ahi tuna steaks, salted side down, on top of peppercorns. Sprinkle the top of steaks with kosher salt.

  • Place 2 tbsp olive oil and 1/2 tbsp butter into pan.
  • Sprinkle the top of steaks with kosher salt.

Let steaks cook for two minutes, then flip steaks over and cook an additional 1 1/2 to two minutes. Remove steaks from pan and let rest two minutes.

Slice steaks against the grain, fan slices out, and serve plated over rice or couscous.

×