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Air Fryer Tuna Steak

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.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time3 mins
Total Time18 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: ahi tuna
Servings: 2
Calories: 382kcal
Author: Heather Seeley

Equipment

  • Air Fryer

Ingredients

  • 2 yellowfin ahi tuna steaks
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • 2 tablespoons sesame oil
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 green onion, chopped
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper

Instructions

  • Remove tuna from the refrigerator and place on a plate. Pat dry with a paper towel and set aside.
  • Whisk lime juice, sesame oil, garlic, green onion, and soy sauce in a small bowl.
  • Place tuna in a sealable bag.
  • Pour marinade in bag and seal. Let marinate for 15 minutes.
  • Preheat air fryer at 380 degrees for 4-5 minutes.
  • Place tuna steaks in air fryer basket and season with ground black pepper.
  • Cook at 380 degrees F for 3 minutes. Check the internal temperature to get your desired doneness.
  • Carefully remove from the basket. Let the tuna rest for 4-5 minutes. Slice into thin strips and serve.

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Notes

Typically yellowfin tuna is cooked rare or medium-rare so that it doesn't dry out. These cook times are approximate keeping in mind each air fryer cooks a little different. The pictures and video show a total cook time of 3 minutes at 380 degrees F.
Rare: 110-115 degrees F
Medium-Rare: 125-130 degrees F
Medium: 135-145 degrees F
Well-done: 150 degrees F
  • Don't let the tuna sit too long in the marinade. The marinade can actually start to "cook" the tuna. About 15 minutes is perfect.
  • Make sure to preheat the air fryer. This will help you get a little sear.
  • When slicing, cut against the grain with a sharp knife. Try and slice about 1/4-inch thick slices.

Nutrition

Calories: 382kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 42g | Fat: 22g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 8g | Monounsaturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 65mg | Sodium: 1072mg | Potassium: 482mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 3718IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 20mg | Iron: 2mg