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Tuna / Ahi Tuna with a Korean Flair

Recipe by Simone Lagomarsino


If you love Ahi Tuna (as we do), then you'll enjoy this wonderful preparation of Ahi Tuna with a Korean flair to it.

At a Glance

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Serves: 2-4 Servings


No special culinary equipment is needed for this preparation of Ahi Tuna.



Ingredients for the Tuna:


1 tablespoon of light Cooking Oil (such as Safflower Oil)

2 Ahi Tuna Steaks

Salt and pepper to taste (about ½ of a teaspoon of each)


Ingredients for the Sauce:


2 tablespoons of Soy Sauce

2 tablespoons of Rice Wine Vinegar

¼ teaspoon of Korean Chili Powder




¼ teaspoon of Sugar

1 teaspoon of Toasted Sesame Oil

2 cloves of Garlic, minced

1 Scallion, chopped



In a bowl, combine the soy sauce, the Rice Wine Vinegar, the Korean Chili Powder, and the sugar. Whisk those ingredients together and then set the bowl aside.  Heat the light cooking oil in a sauté pan over medium-high heat. Sprinkle the Ahi Tuna with the salt and pepper.  Once the pan is hot, add the Ahi Tuna and cook it for 3-4 minutes.  Then turn and cook it for 3-4 minutes longer.  The length of time for cooking the tuna will depend on the thickness of the tuna and the heat of the pan.   Once the Ahi Tuna is cooked to your preference, remove it from the pan, and reduce the heat of the pan to moderate/medium-heat.  Add the toasted sesame oil to the pan. Once the oil is hot, add the minced garlic and the chopped scallion.  Sauté for a few minutes and then add the rest of the sauce; simmer it to reduce it down.  Remove it from the heat after the sauce has reduced (which should only take a few minutes).


Cut the Ahi Tuna steaks and spoon the sauce over the tuna and serve it.


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