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Orange & Ginger Ahi Tuna - Recipe with Chef Chabot

Orange & Ginger Ahi Tuna - Recipe with Chef Chabot

Savoring the Seas: Ahi Tuna Cooking Techniques

Ahi tuna, also known as yellowfin tuna, is a delectable seafood delicacy that not only tantalizes your taste buds but also packs a nutritional punch. If you're looking for a flavorful and healthy addition to your menu, Ahi tuna might be your new favorite choice. In this blog post, we'll explore the benefits of eating tuna, the best way to grill it, and finish with a mouthwatering recipe for Orange and Ginger Grilled Ahi.

Health Benefits of Ahi Tuna

Apart from its environmental merits, Ahi Tuna boasts an array of health benefits:

  1. Rich in Protein: 

    Ahi Tuna is packed with high-quality protein, making it an excellent choice for muscle repair and growth.                                                                           
  2. Heart-Healthy:

    It's low in saturated fats and a great source of heart-healthy omega-3 fatty acids, which can reduce the risk of cardiovascular diseases.                                   
  3. Nutrient-Rich:

    Ahi Tuna is a good source of essential vitamins and minerals, including vitamin D, B vitamins, selenium, and potassium.                                                 
  4. Low in Calories:

    If you're watching your calorie intake, Ahi Tuna is a lean option that won't weigh you down.

 The Best Way to Grill Tuna

Grilling Ahi tuna is an ideal way to preserve its natural flavors and achieve a delightful, slightly smoky taste. Follow these simple steps for a perfect grilled Ahi tuna:

  • Grill over high heat
  • Make sure the tuna is well oiled so that it wont stick.
  • Cook about 2-3 minutes per side for a rare-medium rare doneness, be careful not to over cook, as it will be come dry and lose flavour.
  • Make sure to rest the tuna for a couple of minutes before slicing.


Now, let's tantalize your taste buds with a delectable recipe:

Recipe For Orange & Ginger Ahi


  • 4, 6oz Ahi steaks
  • 1 tbsp grated fresh orange zest
  • 1 cup fresh orange juice
  • 1/4 cup of soy sauce
  • 2 tbsp dark brown sugar
  • 2 tsp sesame oil
  • 1 tbsp fresh minced ginger
  • 1 tbsp finely chopped fresh cilantro.


  1. Combine all the ingredients, accept the tuna in a small bowl and mix well.
  2. Place the tuna in baking dish and cover with the marinade.
  3. Place in the fridge and marinade for 30 mins.
  4. Pre-heat a grill or grill pan to medium-high.
  5. Remove the tuna from the marinade, and grill for about 3 mins on each side.
  6. Remove form the grill and slice into thin strips. Serve with rice and enjoy!


Grilled Ahi tuna with this flavorful Orange and Ginger marinade is a delightful culinary experience that combines the natural richness of tuna with the zesty brightness of citrus and the subtle heat of ginger. Whether you're a seafood enthusiast or just looking for a delicious and healthy meal, Ahi tuna is an excellent choice that's sure to satisfy your palate and provide you with essential nutrients. Enjoy!


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