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Ahi Tuna Cooking Guide

Ahi tuna is a species of tuna found in all tropical and subtropical oceans. It's a lean, white fish commonly served as sushi, and as sashimi, or cooked rare or medium-rare. It can also be grilled, pan-fried, or seared. It's a good source of protein, omega-3 fatty acids, and vitamin B12. On average a 3-once portion of Ahi Tuna has about 72 calories, 23 grams of protein, and less than 1 gram of fat.

Fillet # Method Stove/Oven Temp Avg Time Finish Temp
1-2 fillets Sear Med-High 10-12 mins 145°F
2 or more Grill 375°F 9-12 mins 145°F
4 or more Oven 400°F 20-25 mins 145°F

Note: The above guidelines are only guardrails. Average time depends on size/amount of meat. Stoves and pans vary in performance as well; so to achieve perfectly cooked ahi tuna, always check color and texture regularly.

Sashimi-Grade Ahi Tuna

Ahi Tuna has a mild, meaty flavor with firm, large flakes and is delicious seared and prepared “blackened” with cajun seasonings, or grilled, broiled or sauteed. This sashimi-grade fish can be served raw over a bed of rice with a touch of soy sauce, or make it into sushi rolls. Ahi Tuna comes from the deep waters off the coast of Ecuador and is brought to you from our partners at Niceland Seafood.

Seared Tuna

Pure & Preservative-Free

This is some of the highest quality tuna you can find — within an hour of being caught, it’s placed in ultra-low temperature (ULT) freezers to lock in freshness and preserve the beautiful, deep pink to red color and firm texture this fish is known for. Most tuna at the store has been injected with a carbon monoxide treatment (a process that’s banned in Canada and the EU) to enhance the appearance and shelf life of the fish — but the Ahi Tuna from Niceland remains in its purest form, chemical- and preservative-free.

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