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Sesame Ahi Tuna with Chili Lime Noodles

August 22, 2016

Sesame Ahi Tuna with Chili Lime Noodles is a delicious sushi grade tuna dish that can be made in about 20 minutes from prep to table with only six ingredients.
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The pan-seared sesame ahi tuna has a toasty nutty flavor and firm texture makes you feel like you are eating a steak. We have paired the ahi tuna with wide lo mein noodles tossed with a little garlic chili sauce and sprinkled with a little lime juice. You are just going to love how these 6 little ingredients makes for the best bright and fresh slurping noodles.

We want to thank all of you that have sent out heartfelt messages and have been patient during our absence. Your kind thoughts and support are greatly appreciated during these significant life events. Well that's enough about that, lets get on to this recipe. This is a food blog after all and my boys can't wait to share this recipe. Sesame Ahi Tuna with Chili Lime Noodles/

Sesame Ahi Tuna with Chili Lime Noodles has layers of flavors that make your mouth crave for more. It all starts with the sesame crusted ahi sprinkled with a little steak seasoning to get your mouth-watering. You have toasted sesame and savory on the outside and moist and buttery texture on the inside. Then, you wrap your chopsticks around a few spicy garlic chili aldente lo mein noodles and you are in heaven.
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Your family and friends are going to love this Sesame Ahi Tuna with Chili Lime Noodle dish as it is tasty and satisfying. You are going to love this meal because it takes less than 30 minutes to get on the table and just a handful of ingredients to make.
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You can make this meal gluten-free by exchanging with gluten-free wide pad Thai noodles instead of Chinese lo mein noodles and I used a gluten-free garlic chili sauce.

Personally, I like my seared ahi tuna just seared and bright pink in the middle but my boys like to cook theirs more medium rare as seen here. If you can actually get your family into the kitchen cooking/working, you really don't want to intervene... LOL

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Sesame Ahi Tuna with Chili Lime Noodles

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August 22, 2016

Sesame Ahi Tuna with Chili Lime Noodles is a delicious sushi grade tuna dish that can be made in about 20 minutes from prep to table with only six ingredients.

  • Cook: 15 mins
  • Yields: 2 Adults or 1 Hungry Teenager


tuna (sushi grade) - 6- 8 ounces

black sesame seeds - 2 tablespoons (or enough to cover tuna steak)

steak seasoning - 1 teaspoon

olive oil - 1 tablespoon

noodles - 8 ounces wide lo mein (We used Kame wide lo mein noodles, if want gluten-free use thick rice pad thai noodles and cook according to directions)

spicy garlic chili paste - 1 tablespoon (adjust less if you like slightly spicy and more if you like it really spicy)

lime juice - juice of 1 lime

spring onions - 2 chopped as garnish (optional)


1Cook wide lo-mein noodles (or wide rice pad Thai noodles- if want gluten-free) according to the directions, rinse with cool water and set aside.

2In the meantime while your noodles are cooking, wash and dry sushi grade tuna.

3Coat tuna thoroughly on all sides with black sesame seeds and sprinkle with steak seasoning.

4Place olive oil in frying pan/ iron skillet, turn burner on medium high heat and put in tuna fillet into skillet. Pan-sear ahi tuna steaks on both sides for about 1 minute just until you see the side of the steak turn slightly brown about 1/8 inch and then flip over on the other side and sear for another minute until you can see that the steak it is brown 1/8 inch. Remove ahi tuna steaks from pan to rest.

5Add olive oil to your pan and over medium heat add your spicy garlic chili paste and cook for 1 minute and then add your cooked noodles and toss until well incorporated about 1 more minute longer. Remove noodles from the heat, add the lime juice and toss. (If you like to balance the savory, sour and spicy, then add a teaspoon of coconut sugar or sugar to your noodle dish while it is on the heat.)

6With a sharp knife, slice your pan-seared ahi tuna steaks thinly.

7On a plate, place 1/2 prepared spicy garlic chili lime noodles on a plate. Place 3-4 slices of pan-seared sesame ahi tuna on top of the tossed noodles. Garnish with sliced spring onions and enjoy.

  • This looks wonderful, my husband loves tuna and I am always looking for new ways to prepare it. Thank you for the recipe.

    • Bams Kitchen

      Thank you Gerlinde. My boys also love this dish grilled out on the BBQ grill in a fish basket with lots of fresh limes.

  • Good to see you post again! You’ve been through a lot lately. But (as you say) enough about that! Let’s talk food. This is such a great looking dish. Tuna is wonderful, isn’t it? One of those things that even people who don’t like fish usually like. And it’s always good to get your guests (or sons!) cooking their own meal!

    • Bams Kitchen

      Thank you John. You bet! Ahi tuna is like no other fish in texture and taste. However, this dish is not only liked but requested from my notorious fish haters…Wishing you a super week!

  • How great they’re cooking their own food, and something so fresh and delicious as this! I’m with you on the just seared, but I wouldn’t complain about that delish medium rare piece either!

    • Bams Kitchen

      Thank you Mary. Yes, when the boys want to cook and clean up we are all about supporting a good work ethic, it is character building… LOL

  • This looks really delicious, great recipe, thank you!

    • Bams Kitchen

      Thanks so much Lis!

  • Eha

    Bobbi – how lovely to see you back! Do so hope you are getting on top of life’s happenings. Living in the country I can access the tuna but rarely, but this is such a simple, lovely recipe with touches I have not thought to use. And I just sear the fish also: doesn’t it look appetizing on the plate . . .

    • Bams Kitchen

      Eha, it feels so good to be back! Missed you dearly my friend. We still have loads going on so really appreciate everyone’s support and virtual hugs. The boys have been cooking up a storm and are such an awesome help. Take Care

  • You are sorely missed Bobbi, I really hope all is well for you and your family right now. This tuna looks so simple yet so delicious! I remembered seeing some frozen tuna in the supermarket, hope I can get some to give this recipe a try!

    • Bams Kitchen

      Missed you too Jasline! I know it is hard to get fresh fish in your neck of the woods but possibly when you travel home for visit you can give this dish a try.

  • Great to see you and your wonderful blog back in the swing of things! Oh, boy, this is going on my must try list. For some reason I never eat tuna with noodles, but I love the idea and the sauce you added. Delish!

    • Bams Kitchen

      Thank you Sandra. Ahi tuna is usually served as just an appetizer. We wanted to support the fact that it tastes just like steak and can be served as a complete meal. Take care

  • So glad to see you back! And – with a bang too! I love the layers of flavor in this Sesame Ahi Tuna with Chili Lime Noodles – I haven’t ever enjoyed Ahi Tuna like this – so marvelous!

    • Bams Kitchen

      Thank you Shashi. We love the fact that with just a handful of ingredients you can make a dish with loads of flavor in 20 minutes.

  • Great to see you back with such a great recipe. Your boys sure know good food. Will be in your neck of the woods for a few days next month! Can’t wait!

    • Bams Kitchen

      Safe travels Abbe! I know it is such a long plane trip but I am sure you will be so excited to see your boy you will forget all about your jet lag.

  • Glad to see you back Bobbi! Hope things are good with you and your family.

    Whenever we can find fresh tuna, we sear it like this, but have never served it with noodles. Now that I’m making my own noodles I can wait to make these noodles and serve with the tuna. What a tasty, tasty meal!

    • Bams Kitchen

      Cool! You are making your own homemade noodles?!! It is a whole meal instead of an appetizer as it most generally served.

  • Benvenuto, BAM! You’ve been missed!
    To table in 20 minutes? This is my kind of meal. Like you, I prefer my tuna on the rare side and your dressing for the noodles prove a welcome change. What a great dish!

    • Bams Kitchen

      Lately, we have been all about those under 30 minute meals as life has been so busy. We might need to try your spiralizer to make a low carb option too. Take Care

  • Thats a nice looking fatty tuna! Love this

    • Bams Kitchen

      Yes, this was a delicious slice of fatty tuna. This is my boys favorite fish dish.

  • We had fresh yellow fin tuna for dinner this week. It would have been great done this way and I shall file the recipe for the next time we are gifted some tuna 🙂

    • Bams Kitchen

      Ahi tuna is a big treat for our family too. Wishing you a super week Tandy!

  • This dish sounds great with the chili and lime flavors! It’s a great way to serve tuna!

  • Welcome back, Bobbi. We missed you. And what a comeback. This stunning looking platter is making me drool. Love the fact that this Sesame Ahi Tuna with Chili Lime Noodles can be made in about 20 minutes. DELICIOUS. Have a wonderful week.

  • So glad to see you back! This Sesame Ahi Tuna looks fantastic! Gotta love such a flavorful dish in only 20 minutes!

  • I hope you’re doing well in the US Bobbi. And I’m glad to see your new recipes 🙂
    We often cook fish at home because it’s fast and delicious. I’m bookmarking this recipe and will try it out soon. The simple and delicate flavor sounds great for a weekday meal!

  • Hi Bobbi – I hope you and your family are doing well. I have missed your posts and am glad to see them again. This ahi tuna with noodles totally caught my eye and I’ll not be able to stop thinking about it now!

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