Would you like to receive an email when I write a new blog post?

Seared Ahi Tuna with Maple Soy Sauce Recipe

This Seared Ahi Tuna with Maple Ginger Soy Sauce Recipe is easy to make but an impressive ‘I can’t believe you made this” appetizer. It is always a favorite at our Christmas party and it’s one of my favorites.

Seared Ahi Tuna with Maple Soy Sauce Appetizer

Everybody needs a quick and easy but super impressive appetizer recipe for the holidays. I have served this Seared Ahi Tuna with Maple Soy Sauce Recipe at our Christmas party for years. And it’s amazing!

Be sure to scroll down to the end to see twelve more appetizer posts.

I also use this same recipe to make poke bowls. We love the gluten-free version but I have included both in my recipe.

The Best Seared Ahi Tuna Recipe

I serve this popular appetizer in shot glasses with seared ahi, rice, maple ginger soy sauce, and sliced green onions  

Seared Ahi Tuna with Maple Soy Sauce

I love the color of the ahi, with the maple ginger soy sauce and the green onions. They are very festive for the holidays.

This Seared Ahi Tuna with Maple Ginger Soy Sauce Recipe is easy to make but an impressive 'I can't believe you made this" appetizer. It is always a favorite at our Christmas party and it's one of my favorites.

What you Need to make Seared Ahi

Maple syrup (or Monk fruit sweetened syrup).

Soy Sauce (I used gluten free Tamarind)

Crushed ginger

Wasabi powder (horseradish powder)

Sushi grade Yellow Fin Tuna Ahi Steaks

Sesame seeds

Canola Oil

How to Mke Seared Ahi

This Seared Ahi Tuna with Maple Ginger Soy Sauce Recipe is easy to make but an impressive 'I can't believe you made this" appetizer. It is always a favorite at our Christmas party and it's one of my favorites.

Prepare your prep area by setting up an area for the fresh ahi, sesame seeds, and ginger.

Ahi and Ginger and Sesame Seeds

Lightly spread ginger (and wasabi powder if desired.)

Seared Ahi with Sesame Seeds

Coat the top and bottom in sesame seeds. Cook in hot oil in a frying pan.

Cook approximately 30 seconds on each side. Use the above photo as a guide. (If you don’t like seared ahi feel free to cook it all the way through.) Remove the ahi from the pan and slice into small pieces for an appetizer or leave as steaks.

Maple Soy Ginger Sauce

Cook the rice and set aside when done. Meanwhile, add equal parts of soy and maple syrup. Add the ginger.

Cook the Maple Soy Ginger Sauce

Heat over medium heat to reduce in half. Before it starts to boil, turn down the heat and continue to stir. Watch carefully so it doesn’t;t burn or overflow.

Place about 2 TBL rice in a shot glass (about 1/3 full.

Rice in Shot Glasses

Top with the small pieces of ahi.

Place the ahi in the tiny cups.
Place the ahi in the tiny cups.

Top with a teaspoon or so with the Maple Ginger sauce. 

Seared Ahi Recipe Adding the Maple Soy Ginger Sauce

Top with lightly chopped green onions. Serve.

Seared Ahi with Ginger Soy Sauce Recipe

Yield: 24 - 30 shot glasses for appetizer

Seared Ahi Tuna with Maple Ginger Soy Sauce Recipe

Seared Ahi Tuna with Maple Ginger Soy Sauce Recipe

This recipe is one of those recipes that looks amazing, tastes amazing but was easy to make. This Seared Ahi with Maple ginger Soy Sauce is a crowd-pleaser for sure.

Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup maple syrup
  • 1/2 cup soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup wasabi powder (horseradish powder)
  • 2 TBL chopped ginger
  • 6 4-oz. sushi-grade yellowfin tuna ahi steaks
  • 1/4 cup sesame seeds
  • 3 TBL canola oil
  • 4 large scallions, chopped
  • 1/4 cup sesame seeds
  • 3 TBL canola oil
  • 1 tsp crushed ginger

Instructions

Combine the maple syrup, ginger, and soy sauce in a medium saucepan. Boil over medium heat until reduced to 1/2 cup, stirring occasionally, about 5 minutes (do not boil over).

The sauce can be made 1 day ahead, just reheat before serving.

If you want spicier ahi, mix 2 tsp. of wasabi powder, and 2 1/2 tsp. water in a small bowl to form thick but spreadable paste. Mix with crushed garlic. Rub about 1/4 tsp. paste on both sides of each tuna steak. Place sesame seeds on a small plate. Press both sides of each tuna steak into sesame seeds.

Heat oil in a large skillet over high heat. Add tuna to skillet and cook until sesame seeds turn light brown, about 20 seconds per side. Transfer to cutting board and cut each steak into small cubes.

Place small pieces into shot glasses or small plates. Drizzle with maple ginger soy sauce. Top with chopped green onions.

I hope you will make this recipe. It is delicious and a bit “fancier than most expect. And you can make it anytime.

Get ready to enjoy twelve additional appetizer recipes belonging to our friends.

 

Holiday Cranberry Cream Cheese Spread – Zevy Joy

The Best Artichoke Dip Recipe – Happy Happy Nester

Baked Feta with Crostini Appetizer – Satori Design for Living

Cranberry Meringue Roulade – Jennifer Maune

 

Brie and Pear Crostini – Lemon Grove Lane

Cranberry Brie Pastry Puffs – My Sweet Savannah

Sparkling Cranberry & Brie Bites – Maison De Cinq

Easy Puff Pastry Appetizer – Modern Glam

Easy Meat and Cheese Charcuterie Board – Hallstrom Home

Easiest Baked Ravioli Appetizer – Taterots & Jello

Seared Ahi Tuna Recipe – My 100 Year Old Home

Savory Sausage and Mushroom Bruschetta – Twelve On Main

Proscuitto Wrapped Jalapeno Poppers – The Happy Housie

Pin the image below to your Craft or fall decor boards on Pinterest (just click the Pin button in the top left corner). You can also follow along with me on Pinterest!

Seared Ahi Recipe

For more real-time updates, follow me on Instagram @My100YearOldHome

 

about leslie

ABOUT LESLIE

Welcome to My 100 Year Old Home. I started my blog so I could share my passion for entertaining, décor, cooking, and crafts. You will find all this and more right here. Read more…

5 Responses

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

I'm Leslie,
Welcome to My 100 Year Old Home

I started my blog so I could share my passion for entertaining, décor, cooking, and crafts. You will find all this and more right here.

Explore the categories

Affiliate Links

On my blog at My 100 Year Old Home, I may sometimes use affiliate links, which means a small commission is earned if you make a purchase via the link. The price you pay will be the same whether you use the affiliate link or go directly to the vendor’s website using a non-affiliate link.

Would you like to receive an email when I write a new blog post? Sign up here and you will also have access to all of my ebooks, tips and even my Christmas Party menus.