The Teriyaki Ahi Tuna as Served at The Dolphin in Hanalei, Hawaii, as seen on Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives, Season 30.
Recipe courtesy of The Dolphin

Teriyaki Ahi

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  • Level: Intermediate
  • Total: 6 hr 25 min (includes marinating time)
  • Active: 15 min
  • Yield: 6 servings



  1. Place shoyu, brown and white sugars, ginger, sherry, oil, green onions, garlic, white pepper and 3/4 gallon water in a large pot and bring to a rolling boil. Let cool, then strain out the solids so you are left with just teriyaki sauce. Place the ahi in a large bowl and cover with the teriyaki marinade (save remaining marinade for another use). Let marinade, refrigerated, 4 to 6 hours.
  2. Preheat a grill for cooking at medium-high heat. Oil tuna and sprinkle with salt and pepper, then grill to desired doneness, 2 1/2 minutes per side for medium-rare.