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.
Why you are going to be crushing on our Sesame Ahi Tuna with Chili Lime Noodles
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.
Layers of Flavors
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.
Less than 30 Minute Meal
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.
You can make this Sesame Ahi Tuna with Chili Lime Noodles 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
- 6 oz tuna fresh (sushi grade)
- 2 tablespoon black sesame seeds
- 1 teaspoon steak seasoning
or salt and pepper to taste
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 4 oz lo mein
(We used Kame wide lo mein noodles, if want gluten-free use thick rice pad thai noodles and cook according to directions)
- 1 teaspoon spicy garlic chili paste (adjust less if you like slightly spicy and more if you like it really spicy) or less if you want it mild.
- 1 tablespoon lime juice
- 2 spring onions chopped for garnish - optional
- Cook 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.
- In the meantime while your noodles are cooking, wash and dry sushi grade tuna.
- Coat tuna thoroughly on all sides with black sesame seeds and sprinkle with steak seasoning.
- Place 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 ⅛ inch and then flip over on the other side and sear for another minute until you can see that the steak it is brown ⅛ inch. Remove ahi tuna steaks from pan to rest.
- Add 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.)
- With a sharp knife, slice your pan-seared ahi tuna steaks thinly.
- On a plate, place ½ 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 is a nice combination -- I wont hear the husband groan about more fish with this dish.
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!
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!