When you have quality tuna steaks, it is best to simplify the cooking of it to let the meat shine on its own. Seared tuna should be grilled on the outside and gray to tan in color. The inside should be dark pink.


  1. Pat the tuna steaks dry. Rub with salt and pepper.
  2. Let the steaks sit at room temperature for about 20 minutes – this ensures that the steaks cook evenly.
  3. Heat your pan to medium-high heat. Add oil or cooking spray to the pan. Place tuna in the pan. Sear on one side, without touching or moving the fish, for 2 minutes if you like rare (which I cooked mine to). Add an additional minute, if you prefer a more cooked piece of fish. Be careful not to overcook, as tuna can dry out if cooked to medium or medium-well temperatures. Carefully flip tuna to opposite side and cook until desired temperature is reached.


  • 2 tuna steaks
  • Fresh ground pepper and sea-salt