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Fish for dinner? How about Seared Ahi

seared Ahi tuna

A Hawaii Recipe for Friday

Have you tried seared ahi yet?  That's yellow fin tuna - caught fresh and pan seared.

I like to spice it up with something you can get here on Maui - Volcano Spice.  It's like a Cajun seasoning and it was developed right here on Maui by Kevin Carlson.  I always keep some on hand.

You really have to get fresh fish, the frozen stuff just isn't the same, especially if you like your ahi rare, the only way to go.  You can always find fresh ahi in Hawaii, and if you're lucky you'll know someone with a boat!

In this case, use a heavy pan like a cast iron skillet that really gets heated up nicely.  You can cut the fish as thick as you like, but thicker is better so the outsides get nice and blackened before the middle cooks.

  • liberally season fish on both sides
  • place the seasoned fish into the HOT pan
  • cook for only a few minutes before turning
  • cook the other side briefly
  • serve while still raw in the middle
  • ENJOY!

Aloha from Maui - have a great weekend!

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Comment balloon 13 commentsGeorgie Hunter R(S) 58089 • May 15 2009 10:02PM


Georgina, that looks very tasty and there's nothing like fresh fish for a great meal.

Posted by Gary Woltal, Assoc. Broker Realtor SFR Dallas Ft. Worth (Keller Williams Realty) about 10 years ago

Georgina - hmmm, looks yummy. I could go for some fish right about now. Volcano spice sounds interesting. ~Rita

Posted by Brian Burke, Broker & Advising Expert-Denver Luxury Real Estate (Kenna Real Estate) about 10 years ago

I just made Talapia tonight, it's really good, and I need to eat more of it.

Posted by Cindy Bryant, "Houston Home Staging Pros" (Redesign Etc. Home Staging) about 10 years ago

Any chance of exporting some of that Volcano Spice? :-)  Funny how its Friday and we're all eating Fish - I happened to have Baramundi..........but I love tuna!

Posted by Liz Moras Migic, Chilliwack, British Columbia - Realtor about 10 years ago

As a fish lover Georgina this meal looks delicious. You have made my mouth water for lunch!

Posted by Bill Gassett, Metrowest Massachusetts Real Estate (RE/MAX Executive Realty) about 10 years ago

Woo hoo, it's fish tonight too.  I love living on Maui.

Thanks for all your comments!  Aloha

There's actually a website for the Volcano Spice....


Posted by Georgie Hunter R(S) 58089, Maui Real Estate sales and lifestyle info (Hawai'i Life Real Estate Brokers) about 10 years ago

Another great thing about Hawaii...Fresh Fish!!! Just love going to the market to buy Ahi poke by the pound! This looks like a great way to do Ahi....the key is the skillet!

Posted by Elaine Stewart, RE/MAX Consultants Palm Desert (RE/MAX #1 Agent 2018 to 2010) about 10 years ago

Aloha Georgina,

Mmmm, ono! Da-kine grinds dat broke da' mot! Shaka da' sista!


Posted by Kimo Stowell, REALTOR Associate® RS-76763 - Honolulu Hawai'i (HI Pro Realty LLC RB-21531 ) about 10 years ago

Georgina- I love Ahi and somehow it is just not as good here as it is in Hawaii:)

Posted by Katerina Gasset, Get It Done For Me Virtual Services (Get It Done For Me Virtual Services ) about 10 years ago

OMG! As my 16 year old daughter would say. That looks delicious and you cannot get any fresher that "just caught" My mouth is watering!

Posted by Russell Lewis, Broker,CLHMS,GRI (Realty Austin, Austin Texas Real Estate) about 10 years ago

Well I tried to find their website and now it's gone!  If you keep trying you might find it - perhaps they forgot to pay the bill.  They will mail order 3 bottles for $18. if you contact them directly

Volcano Spice

PO Box 762

Haiku, HI 96708

Posted by Georgie Hunter R(S) 58089, Maui Real Estate sales and lifestyle info (Hawai'i Life Real Estate Brokers) almost 10 years ago

Georgina...  there is something about enjoying a meal / ahi in Hawaii.  The fish is always better when it is fresh from the ocean.  My favorite is when my husband and I get a condo and then go to the docks daily.  Opa and Ono are my favorite fish!  Life is GOOD!

Cheron Lange

Posted by Michael and Cheron Lange, Associate Broker, GRI (Solutions Real Estate) almost 10 years ago

Georgina - Seared Tuna is my favorite!  I'm getting hungry for some right now!

Posted by Debbie Summers (Charles Rutenberg Realty ) almost 10 years ago

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