Pan-Seared Ahi Tuna with Blood Orange Sauce Recipe - Allrecipes.com
Pan-Seared Ahi Tuna with Blood Orange Sauce Recipe
  • READY IN 25 mins

Pan-Seared Ahi Tuna with Blood Orange Sauce

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"A fast, healthy, inexpensive way to enjoy ahi tuna at home. Serve with almond green beans and wild rice for a healthy and delicious meal."

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Directions

  1. In a skillet, heat olive oil over medium-high heat. Sear tuna on one side for about five minutes. Flip and sear other side for two to three minutes, or until tuna is cooked to your desired degree of doneness. Remove from skillet and allow to rest.
  2. Return skillet to heat and add white wine. Scrape bottom of pan with spatula to remove any bits from browning the tuna. Reduce heat to medium and add shallot and garlic. Cook and stir until shallot is clear, approximately 3 to 5 minutes. Stir in blood orange juice. Boil until the liquid has reduced to half its original volume or until it thickens. Remove from heat.
  3. Slice the tuna across the grain. Fan the slices out onto a place and drizzle with blood orange sauce.
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  • PREP 10 mins
  • COOK 15 mins
  • READY IN 25 mins
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jul 14, 2008

Delicious! And smelled so good while making it. I agree with all the other comments that 5 minutes is way too long for searing the tuna. 1-2 minutes per side is more like it. The tuna got cold while making the sauce, unfortunately, but a quick trip to the microwave before pouring the sauce on fixed that. Squeezed a couple of blood oranges but not enough for 2 cups so I mixed it with regular orange juice. Again, turned out delicious!

 
Most Helpful Critical Review
Nov 02, 2007

THIS WOULD HAVE GOT 5 STARS, BUT THE COOKING TIME IS WAY WAY OFF! THE TIME TO SEAR A ONE TO ONE AND 1/2 INCH STEAK IS ABOUT 1 MINUTE ON EACH SIDE. ANY LONGER AND YOU MIGHT AS WELL USE A CAN OF STARKIST AND CALL IT A DAY...THE SAUCE HOWEVER IS A KEEPER!

 
Sep 24, 2008

This was wonderful! Our family had never tried Ahi Tuna, so this was a great 1st taste. I didn't have a blood orange so I used mango puree...tasty!

 
Sep 07, 2008

My boyfriend and I were looking for some good fish recipes and stumbled on to this one. IT WAS FANTASTIC!! The sauce was absalutely delicious! My boyfriend loved the tuna seared for the time called for. I on the other hand did 3 on one side and 2 on the other. Came out great! We definately will make this again!

 
Nov 20, 2007

This was a really good recipe. I was looking for something to eat with a good light crisp champagne and this was it. The tuna was wonderful, although I lightly salted and peppered the steaks then seared in olive oil. I could not find blood oranges (Limited Selection at military commissary) so I used orange juice with a little bit of lime and lemon juice and some sugar, along with the white wine and a pat of butter with chopped shallot and garlic. It was a little sour, but that Im sure is just becaus of the lemon/lime. When I find the blood oranges, or juice I will try again because it sounds so delisicous. And in contradiction to the last review, I seared the tuna for about 3 - 4 minutes on one side and 2 - 3 on the other. IT wasnt flaky at all, just delicious.

 
Jul 11, 2008

Pretty good! Simple. A few comments: seared for 1.5 min first side, 1 min second side, and it was almost too much. 1 tbsp of butter in the ingredients is not used in the directions. Needed a little salt, but that's personal. Used a little regular orange juice instead of 2 cups blood orange juice, touch of sweetness was great. Nice recipe!

 
Feb 14, 2008

I served this dish for Valentine's day dinner. Searing time for each side was up to 2 minutes for a delicious rare center. However, the blood orange sauce was too tart for our taste and didn't seem to complement rare ahi.

 
May 01, 2011

My ahi tuna steaks were almost an inch thick and I seared them about 4 minutes per side and they were cooked just right. I started the sauce in a separate pan, using a cup of fresh juice from Cuties mandarins - then added the mixture to the fish saucepan when the steaks were done - to save time. The sauce was excellent and I'd use it again on cod or halibut.

 

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Nutrition

  • Calories
  • 377 kcal
  • 19%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 13.7 g
  • 4%
  • Cholesterol
  • 109 mg
  • 36%
  • Fat
  • 8.5 g
  • 13%
  • Fiber
  • 2.3 g
  • 9%
  • Protein
  • 54.1 g
  • 108%
  • Sodium
  • 107 mg
  • 4%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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