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Seared Tuna

Yield Serves 2
This seared ahi tuna steak recipe calls for just four ingredients and takes mere minutes to prepare. For more fish dinners, see our complete collection of fish recipes.


  • 2 ahi tuna steaks (each 5 to 6 oz. and about 1 in. thick)
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • Kosher salt
  • Coarsely ground black pepper

How to Make It

  1. Rinse fish and pat dry. Coat both sides of steaks with olive oil and sprinkle all over with salt and pepper.

  2. Heat a large nonstick frying pan over high heat. Add tuna and cook, turning once, until opaque on both sides but still pink in the center (cut to test), 4 to 6 minutes total. Transfer steaks to plates and serve immediately.