Recipe courtesy of Nico's at Pier 38

Furikake Ahi with Cilantro Dip

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 15 min
  • Active: 15 min
  • Yield: 4 servings
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1 1/2 cups furikake spice

Four 8-ounce ahi steaks (yellowfin or big eye tuna)

Butter, for searing 

Cilantro Dip:

2 cups mayonnaise, preferably Best Foods

2 tablespoons minced garlic 

2 tablespoons minced fresh ginger 

1 tablespoon olive oil 

1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce, preferably Lea & Perrins 

1 bunch fresh cilantro 

Juice of 1 lemon plus lemons, for garnish 

Serving suggestions: rice and salad


  1. For the tuna: Put furikake spice on a large plate, then coat the ahi on both sides with furikake.
  2. Preheat a nonstick pan, then add butter. Sear ahi steaks on both sides, 10 to 15 seconds per side for rare to medium-rare.
  3. For the cilantro dip: Combine mayonnaise, garlic, ginger, oil, Worcestershire, cilantro and lemon juice in a food processor.
  4. Serve tuna with rice, salad and the cilantro dip.