When most people think about tuna, they think
about that stuff that comes in a can. That’s not where we’re at at Omaha Steaks. That’s
not the way tuna should taste. Our Yellowfin Tuna is some of the finest you can get anywhere.
In Hawaii, they call this “Ahi,” but no matter what you call it, it’s delicious. The most
important thing when preparing Ahi is to not overcook it. People think it needs to be cooked
all the way through. I like mine seared medium rare. I find that gives me the best flavor
from the tuna. So let’s cook something. The first thing I’m going to do is blot it dry
with a clean paper towel, then I’m going to season it generously on both sides with our
Omaha Steaks Blackened Seasoning. So we’re going to preheat a pan on high. You can either
use a cast iron skillet, which works great, or a stainless steel sauté pan. So now I’m
going to put a little bit of oil in the pan, and then I’m going to place the tuna steaks
in the pan. They’re only going to cook for about 60-90 seconds on each side, because
we want to have a nice medium rare in the center. The flavor changes the more you cook
it, and the tuna starts drying out, so really, medium rare is the way to go. When they’re
done, I like to serve them sliced; sometimes with a little bit of soy sauce, a little wasabi,
or even some pickled ginger.