Sesame Encrusted Ahi Tuna

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There is nothing better than a slightly warmed through piece of fresh Ahi Tuna in my book. The refreshing ocean taste, the melt in your mouth texture, nothing is better. Today we wanted to share with you a super simple cooking technique for your ahi. This hearty fish is rich in protein and low in fat, so becoming an ahi grill master will serve you well. 


Heat your grill to high about 30 minutes prior to you being ready to cook your fish. This way your grill has plenty of time to heat up so your fish will sear on the outside while the inside will remain rare. 

Pat your tuna dry with a paper towel. 
Coat with freshly ground pepper. 
Cover with a thin coat of sesame seeds. 
Spray with olive oil or melted butter. 
Grill on each side until the outside has a slight crust, but the middle is barley warmed through. This should only take 2 minutes or less per side. 

And here is the secret to this easy meal, once done, cover the steak with Trader Joe's Ming's Sesame Soy Ginger Vinaigrette. This is a delicious sauce that has a lovely asian ginger flair, but none of the processed or MSG ingredients that many of its counterparts include. Its great on salads, or as we are using it here, on grilled meats. We serve our ahi with fresh mango and brown rice, but feel free to add whatever accouterments are in season and available in your area. 

What is your favorite way to serve Ahi? We'd love to hear from you!

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