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Seared Peppered Ahi with Dipping Sauce

The Outback Steakhouse seared peppered ahi is a delicious tuna steak marinated. The steak is seared to make it tender, soft, and absolutely delicious. The steak is amazing but the dipping sauce that you serve it with will make it amazing-er (I know it is “more amazing”. The misspell was deliberate). 

The Outback Steakhouse seared peppered ahi is exactly what it sounds like; seared and peppered ahi tuna. It is one of the most prominent dishes on the Outback Steakhouse menu. The tuna steaks are covered with a spicy mustard paste and then sesame seeds. The steaks are then seared and peppered, both at the same time. I’ll tell you how in a minute.

The dipping sauce is a compilation of sweet, spicy, and tangy flavors and there’s also some raw sesame oil in it. Just whisk it and serve your seared ahi tuna with it and wonder about the treasures of the ocean. Let me tell you how to make the Outback Steakhouse seared peppered ahi below. But before you read out the entire recipe, check out other recipes from the Outback Steakhouse menu.

1. Outback Steakhouse Kookaburra Wings The Kookaburra wings at the Outback Steakhouse are a party of flavors. The wings are covered in spicy breading and fried in shortening, to give it the restaurant-like taste. Then, cover them in a diluted hot sauce and serve with blue cheese and celery.

2. Outback Steakhouse Baby Back Ribs Season you ribs before slowly cooking them and then slap some sauce over them to make the exact version of Outback Steakhouse baby back ribs. The barbecue sauce is made with bacon, onion, and garlic. It also has sweet, sour, and spicy condiments.

3. Outback Steakhouse Firecracker Salmon The Outback Steakhouse firecracker salmon is a crispy seasoned salmon baked with a spicy sauce called the firecracker sauce. The fiery sauce is made with garlic, ginger, sugar, chili flakes, low-sodium soy sauce, chili sauce, and sriracha.

4. Outback Steakhouse Victoria’s Filet- The Outback Steakhouse Victoria’s filet is a different take on the classic filet mignon. The steak is grilled and then topped with a buttery and crumbly mixture. This combination is then broiled to give you a beautiful Victoria’s Filet.

What Equipment Will You Need To Make Outback Steakhouse Seared Peppered Ahi?

  • Mixing Bowl- Keep the steaks in the mixing bowl to let them get acquainted with the flavors of the mustard and sesame seeds.
  • Plate– This is where the tuna meets the sesame seeds for the first time. It’s an instant connection.
  • Frying Pan- Sear your peppered ahi in the frying pan. 
  • Small Bowl- The tuna is incomplete without its dipping sauce. So, don’t leave it hanging and make the dipping sauce in the small bowl. 
  • Spatula, Whisk, and Paper Towel- When frying the fish, flip them with a spatula. Use the whisk to help the ingredients of the dipping sauce mix with each other. Use the paper towels to dry the ahi of every bit of its moisture. 

How Much Time Will You Need To Make Outback Steakhouse Seared Peppered Ahi?

Preparation TimeCooking TimeTotal Time
5 Minutes 10 Minutes 15 Minutes

What Ingredients Will You Need To Make Outback Steakhouse Seared Peppered Ahi?

  • Ahi Tuna Steaks- Ahi tuna is a great choice for seared fish. When seared, it becomes oily and tender. 
  • Mustard Paste- Flavor the tuna with some mustard paste to give it a spicy and savory taste. 
  • Sesame Seeds- Roll the ahi tuna in sesame seeds and make sure every inch of it gets covered with them.
  • Chili Powder- Add a bit of chili powder or paprika to the pan when searing the fish to enhance its spiciness. 
  • Coconut Oil- Sear your fish from front and rear in coconut oil. 

For The Dipping Sauce

  • Tamari Sauce- The tamari sauce is called the ‘mellow version’ of the soy sauce. Use it to make a savory and mildly tangy sauce. 
  • Ginger- Add a warm and peppery taste to the sauce with some grated ginger. 
  • Lemon Juice- A little freshly squeezed lemon juice will make the sauce tangy and will do wonders with the flavors of the steaks.
  • Maple Syrup- Just a little maple syrup to balance all of these strong flavors.
  • Sesame Oil- Add some raw sesame oil in the end and complete this strong and flavorful sauce for your seared peppered ahi tune recipe.

Seared Peppered Ahi with Dipping Sauce

Steps To Make Outback Steakhouse Seared Peppered Ahi

1. Open Sesame !

Start by patting the ahi tuna dry with a paper towel. You don’t want the fish to have the taste of the ocean (just a pun). Then, place them in a mixing bowl and add the mustard paste to it. This will give the fish a savory and spicy taste. Mix them so that they get covered with it.

Then, put the sesame seeds on a plate and roll the tuna pieces in it until they get completely covered in it. Put them back in the mixing bowl and let them rest for 5 minutes.

2. Sear With Me

After that, pour the coconut oil into a frying pan and heat it on medium heat. Then, add some chili powder to the pan and add the marinated fish into it. The chili will add to the spice of the fish.

Cook both sides of the fish for 2-3 minutes each. When the fish is cooked, take it out of the pan.

3. You’re Dipping In Finesse

To make the dipping sauce, put the tamari sauce in a small bowl. Then, add the grated ginger, lemon juice, and maple syrup to it. This will make the sauce spicy and tart with a slightly sweet undertone. Lastly, add some sesame oil and whisk everything together.

Serve the seared peppered ahi with that delicious spicy dipping sauce and ask Poseidon for forgiveness (you know, for eating the fish). 

Nutritional Information

Calories430 kcal
Fat26 g
Saturated Fat4 g
Cholesterol60 mg
Sodium1360 mg
Carbohydrates17 g
Fiber3 g
Sugar8 g
Protein31 g

How Will The Outback Steakhouse Seared Peppered Ahi Look And Taste Like?

The seared peppered ahi looks perfectly cooked and a bit seared. The spicy tuna goes great with the spicy, sweet, and savory sauce. The dipping sauce and the steaks go hand in hand when it comes to accentuating the flavors.

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Seared Peppered Ahi with Dipping Sauce

Outback Steakhouse Seared Peppered Ahi Recipe

The Outback Steakhouse seared peppered ahi recipe is absolutely delicious. The ahi tuna is marinated in mustard and spices and then seared with some chili as well. If you love spicy food, you'll definitely appreciate this recipe.
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Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 15 mins
Course copycat
Cuisine American
Servings 4
Calories 430 kcal

Equipment

  • Mixing Bowl
  • Plate
  • Frying Pan
  • Small Bowl
  • Spatula, Whisk, and Paper Towel

Ingredients
  

  • 2 pieces Ahi Tuna Steaks
  • 2 teaspoons Mustard Paste
  • ½ cup Sesame Seeds
  • ½ teaspoon Chili Powder
  • 3 tablespoons Coconut Oil

For The Dipping Sauce

  • ½ cup Tamari Sauce
  • ½ teaspoon Ginger (grated)
  • 2 teaspoons Lemon Juice
  • 1 teaspoon Maple Syrup
  • 1 teaspoon Sesame Oil (raw)

Instructions
 

  • Start by patting the ahi tuna dry with a paper towel. Then, place them in a mixing bowl and add the mustard paste to it. Mix them so that they get covered with it.
  • Then, put the sesame seeds on a plate and roll the tuna pieces in it until they get completely covered in it. Put them back in the mixing bowl and let them rest for 5 minutes.
  • After that, pour the coconut oil into a frying pan and heat it on medium heat. Then, add some chili powder to the pan and add the marinated fish into it.
  • Cook one side of the fish for 2-3 minutes and then flip it. Cook the other side for the same amount of time. When the fish is cooked, take it out of the pan.
  • For the dipping sauce, put the tamari sauce in a small bowl. Then, add the grated ginger, lemon juice, and maple syrup to it. Lastly, add some sesame oil and whisk everything together.
  • Serve the seared peppered ahi with that delicious spicy dipping sauce.

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Nutrition

Calories: 430kcalCarbohydrates: 17gProtein: 31gFat: 26gSaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 60mgSodium: 1360mgFiber: 3gSugar: 8g
Keyword Ahi Tuna Recipe, Outback Steakhouse, Outback Steakhouse Seared Peppered Ahi, Seared Peppered Ahi
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