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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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


  • 1Season 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.
  • 2Put 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.
  • 3Serve 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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