14 Easy Recipes For Tuna Steak

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This collection of 14 recipes for tuna steak is full of some delicious ideas for preparing this amazing fish. Seared tuna to tuna tacos, there is sure to be a recipe that will tempt your tastebuds.


Ahi tuna is a species of tuna that has a similar flavor to bluefin tuna but is more budget friendly. Ahi, or yellowfin, tuna can usually be found fresh or frozen at the local grocery store.

Is it safe to eat raw tuna? Yes, it’s usually safe as long as it’s been handled properly. This fish is typically served cooked rare to medium-rare, or seared on the outside and left raw on the inside.

When you are selecting a tuna steak be sure to make sure that it:

  • Ranges in color from a deep red to pink. If you see brown that means it’s starting to go bad.
  • Is moist but not wet or slimy looking.
  • Should smell fresh from the sea and not smell overly fishy.

Now that you have your perfect tuna steak, check out this list of some of the best ahi tuna recipes.

1. Air Fryer Tuna Steak

Sliced tuna on a plate.
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Ahi Tuna Steak Air Fryer

Air fryer tuna steak has a delicious marinade and can be cooked in less than 5 minutes. A super easy and tasty air fryer meal.
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2. Seared Ahi Tuna Steaks

Sliced seared tuna on plate.

Six-Minute Seared Ahi Tuna Steaks

Seared Ahi tuna steaks that can be made in six minutes. Made with a delicious marinade for added flavor. Try topping with chopped green onions for added color.
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3. Sesame Crusted Tuna

Cooked tuna with sesame crust.

Sesame Crusted Tuna Steak With Wasabi Whipped Cream

Sesame crusted tuna fish is surprisingly easy recipe that is fast to make. Seared tuna is coated with a sesame crust on the side of the steak. This restaurant quality meal is one to impress your guests.
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4. Grilled Tuna And White Bean Salad

Grilled Tuna and White Bean Salad

This fresh tuna recipe is packed with protein. Grilled tuna steak tops a refreshing white bean salad for the ultimate Summer meal.
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5. Asian Tuna Noodle Bowls

Asian Tuna Noodle Bowls

Pan seared tuna steak tops Asian style noodles covered in a delicious sauce. This ahi tuna steak recipe is sure to impress.
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6. Seared Tuna And Mango Kabobs

Seared Tuna And Mango Kabobs

Grilled tuna and sweet mango chunks come together to make a super flavorful kabob. Fresh ahi tuna with a light marinade is grilled with fresh mango.
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7. Teriyaki Tuna With Volcano Sauce

Sliced tuna with sauce.

Teriyaki Tuna With Volcano Sauce

Flavorful sushi grade tuna steak coated in sesame seeds with a spicy teriyaki sauce. The teriyaki tuna steak marinade adds another layer of flavor to this 20 minute meal.
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8. Spicy Tuna Poke Bowls

Poke bowls with vegetables and tuna.

Spicy Tuna Poke Bowls

Spicy tuna poke bowls are full of marinated ahi tuna, fresh vegetables and brown rice. A filling, tasty bowl that rivals any restaurant.
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9. Seared Tuna With Avocado Salsa Verde

Sliced tuna steak with avocado salsa.

Seared Tuna With Avocado Salsa Verde

Perfectly seared tuna is served with a refreshing homemade avocado salsa verde.
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10. Paccheri With Fresh Tuna Ragu

Paccheri With Fresh Tuna Ragu

Fresh pasta is paired with fresh tuna steaks to make this recipe from Sicily.
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11. Pan Seared Blackened Ahi Tuna

Piece of fish on a plate.

Pan Seared Blackened Ahi Tuna

This blacked tuna recipe is simple to make but so full of bold flavor. Tuna steak is coated in blackened seasoning and then pan seared to perfection.
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12. Baked Tuna Steaks

Sheet Pan Lemon Herb Tuna Steaks

These baked tuna steaks are an easy one pan meal. Fresh tuna steak is baked with lemons, herbs and potatoes.
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13. Ahi Tuna Tacos

Tortilla topped with salsa and tuna.

Seared Ahi Tuna Tacos

These tuna tacos are made with seared tuna and topped with a citrus mango guacamole. This meal is so fresh and delicious.
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14. Ahi Tuna Sushi Stacks

Ahi tuna chunks stacked on avocado and rice.

Ahi Tuna Sushi Stacks

These Ahi Tuna Sushi Stacks are a copycat recipe from Cactus Club. Sushi rice is stacked with cucumbers, avocado, tuna and microgreens.
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More tuna recipes

Sliced tuna on plate and in a salad.
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Tuna Steak Recipes

By Heather
Delicious recipes for tuna steaks and how to pick fresh ahi tuna.
Prep: 20 minutes
Total: 20 minutes
Servings: 2


  • 2 ahi tuna steaks


  • To pick fresh ahi tuna steaks look for a moist, firm tuna. It should still look a little shiny, not brown and dry.


Calories: 245kcal | Protein: 40g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 65mg | Sodium: 66mg | Potassium: 428mg | Vitamin A: 3711IU | Calcium: 14mg | Iron: 2mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
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