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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Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
cook:
15 mins
total:
25 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 servings
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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • 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.

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  • Return skillet to heat and add white wine. Scrape the bottom of the skillet with a wooden spoon and simmer until wine is reduced by half. Reduce heat to medium and butter, 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.

  • Slice the tuna across the grain. Fan the slices out onto a place and drizzle with blood orange sauce.

Nutrition Facts

379 calories; protein 54.2g; carbohydrates 13.7g; fat 8.5g; cholesterol 110mg; sodium 106.7mg. Full Nutrition
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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
07/14/2008
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! Read More
(18)

Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
11/03/2007
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! Read More
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18 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 5
  • 4 star values: 9
  • 3 star values: 3
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 3 stars
11/03/2007
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! Read More
(34)
Rating: 4 stars
07/14/2008
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! Read More
(18)
Rating: 4 stars
09/24/2008
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! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
09/07/2008
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! Read More
(11)
Rating: 5 stars
11/20/2007
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. Read More
(10)
Rating: 2 stars
02/15/2008
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. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
07/11/2008
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! Read More
(10)
Rating: 5 stars
05/01/2011
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. Read More
(10)
Rating: 3 stars
08/12/2010
Agreed with other reviewers- a quick sear in a hot cast iron pan should be no longer than a minute or so per side for the fish. I subbed in mirin for the white wine and regular fresh squeezed orange for the blood orange juice. Layered sliced tuna over a green salad with crumbled blue cheese and edamame and drizzled the sauce on top- worked out wonderfully! Read More
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