Recipe courtesy of Roy Yamaguchi

Seared Ahi with Passion Fruit-Shrimp Salsa

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  • Total: 20 min
  • Prep: 10 min
  • Cook: 10 min
  • Yield: 4 servings
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Passion Fruit-Shrimp Salsa:

1 ripe passion fruit

4 or 5 extra large shrimp (about 4 ounces), peeled, deveined, and diced

2 teaspoons olive oil

1/4 cup finely minced Maui onion

1/2 cup peeled, seeded, and finely diced tomatoes

2 tablespoons finely sliced scallions

1 tablespoon finely minced fresh cilantro

1 teaspoon hot pepper sauce

Salt and freshly ground pepper, to taste

Seared Ahi:

4 Ahi tuna steaks, about 7 ounces each

3 tablespoons peanut oil

Salt and freshly ground pepper, to taste

Passion Fruit-Shrimp Salsa (recipe above)


  1. Scoop out the pulp from the passion fruit and press through a fine sieve. Reserve the juice (about 1 teaspoon). Coat the shrimp in olive oil and sear in a skillet on high heat until cooked through. Transfer to a stainless steel mixing bowl, add the passion fruit juice and the remaining ingredients, and toss well to combine.;

Seared Ahi:

  1. Prepare the salsa and set aside. Coat the Ahi steaks with peanut oil and season with salt and pepper. Heat a dry cast-iron skillet and sear the Ahi over high heat for about 15 to 20 seconds each side for rare (about 1 minute each side for medium-rare). Place the steaks on serving plates and spoon the salsa over the tuna, letting the juices from the salsa run onto the plates.;

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