Macadamia Crusted Ahi Tuna

Macadamia Crusted Ahi Tuna Recipe

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Vickie Parks


A recipe from the Pacific Islands. You can use also use mahi mahi or ono, too.


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5 Min
10 Min


  • 4
    ahi tuna fillets (each about 7 to 8 ounces) - you can also use mahi mahi or ono
  • ·
    salt, for seasoning
  • ·
    black pepper, for seasoning
  • 2 Tbsp
    olive oil
  • 1 tsp
    dried thyme
  • 1 tsp
    dried tarragon
  • 1/4 c
    chopped macadamia nuts
  • 1 Tbsp
    very finely chopped garlic
  • 1 Tbsp
    very finely chopped shallots
  • 1 large
    lemon, cut into 4 wedges (for garnish)

How to Make Macadamia Crusted Ahi Tuna


  1. Season fish with salt and pepper. Rub 1 tablespoon of the olive oil and all of the thyme and tarragon on each tuna fillet. Press chopped macadamias on each side of the fillets.
  2. Put garlic, shallots, and remaining 1 tablespoon olive oil in sauté pan and heat on high until oil bubbles. Carefully place fish in the pan and sear about 15 seconds on each side for rare; 30 seconds on each side for medium rare. If you prefer well done fish, start at a low heat and sauté until done.
  3. Serve immediately, each serving garnish with a fresh lemon wedge.

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About Macadamia Crusted Ahi Tuna

Course/Dish: Fish
Main Ingredient: Fish
Regional Style: Hawaiian/Polynesian

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