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
Aloha from Maui - have a great weekend!