Scared of a little fish?

Over the weekend, I cooked up some Ahi Tuna.  To tell you the truth, I was a little intimidated.  I’m a pretty adventurous cook, but I’ve never cooked Ahi before and  raw Ahi Tuna looks like a huge chunk of red meat.  And not being a huge red meat fan…I don’t have a ton of experience in that field either.  But, it turns out that cooking Ahi Tuna is REALLY EASY! I found a few recipes that sounded good, and combined them to make my own recipe.  I seriously encourage you to try this recipe.  I like it because it’s easy, healthy, and most of you will probably have all the ingredients sitting in your pantry or fridge already.  All you have to do is buy a piece of Ahi Tuna.

Pan Seared Lime Ginger Ahi Tuna

1 tuna steak (sushi grade)

1/3 cup lime (or lemon) juice

1/3 cup honey

1 tablespoon olive oil

1 tablespoon rice vinegar (or regular vinegar)

1 clove fresh garlic (or 2 tsp garlic powder)

1 tablespoon fresh ginger, grated (or 1/2 tbsp ground ginger)



Rub tuna with salt and olive oil.

Prepare sauce (all ingredients except salt and tuna)

Heat pan on stove – med/high heat

Place tuna on pan, sear  for about 3 minutes

Flip over and sear other side for about 2 minutes

Sear sides for about 30 seconds each.

Add sauce, cover, and let simmer for about 3-4 minutes

Take fish out and place on your plate. Pour remaining sauce on top.


Let me know what you think about this recipe, and please share any awesome Ahi Tuna recipes you have! I still have one piece left!

And in other news…I ran outside for the first time this season!  It was SO nice to run in the sunshine!  4 miles for my first run of the year isn’t too shabby!  I didn’t time it…I just wanted to get back into the swing of running and enjoy the beautiful day!  I hope you’re taking advantage of spring FINALLY being here and getting active outside too!

Have a happy healthy day!




  1. Errign said,

    April 5, 2011 at 6:25 pm

    I’m so scared to cook fish and seafood for myself – I always think I am going to ruin it & it can be expensive!

    I also had my first run outside for the season. It’s going to take some time for me to get used to running outside again – I had to give up after 1.5 miles!

    • April 5, 2011 at 6:28 pm

      I think half of the battle is just getting out there and starting to run, keep it up! : ) If you buy the ahi tuna thats sushi quality, its a little less nerve wracking because you know that no matter what, it wont make you sick because its high enough quality to be eaten raw : )

  2. April 5, 2011 at 11:12 pm

    I think you rocked this recipe! I have made one similar to it – so I know it turns out super well! Good job.
    And I hope you do make the quiche, it is really good. I used a premade crust too…. I suck at all things dough.

  3. April 6, 2011 at 12:16 pm

    Sat Nam Caitlin,
    I love your site too! I think YOU have mastered the art of food photography! Any tips!!!?? :)

    • April 6, 2011 at 1:36 pm

      haha thanks! I actually just snap the pictures with my iphone so theres no special effects or adjustments to taking good food pictures. I think keeping it clean and simple really helps though!

  4. April 12, 2011 at 8:19 pm

    Lime Ginger Tuna sounds fantastic! I have Ahi Tuna at home…I know what to do with it tonight!!! Thanks

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