Seared Tuna with Passionfruit and Jalapeño


Seared Tuna with Passionfruit and Jalapeño

Fresh passionfruit and seared ahi tuna? Yes, please! Silky smooth just seared tuna, topped with a bit of passionfruit, jalapeño, and green tomato!
Keyword seared tuna with passionfruit
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 4
Author Ian Wickman


Seared Tuna

  • 1 lb ahi tuna (I had a few steaks, you could do a bigger piece whole or cut into steaks as well)
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 1 pinch pepper
  • 1 1/2 tsp olive oil

Passionfruit Pan Sauce

  • 4 each passionfruit
  • 1 each jalapeno
  • 1 each tomato (I had my last green zebra tomato from the garden!)



  • Cut open each passionfruit and scoop out the insides into a fine mesh sieve over a container. With the back of a spoon mash the seeds and pulp to let as much juice through as possible into the container. Reserve the juice for later.
  • Slice the top off and remove the seeds from your jalapeño. Slice into short thin slivers.
  • Dice your tomato into small cubes, smaller than 1/4 inch.

Seared Tuna

  • Heat your pan over medium/medium high heat. Add oil to the pan and swirl to coat.
  • Sprinkle salt and a fair bit of pepper over your tuna steaks.
  • Add tuna to the pan, let sear for about 90 seconds, flip and sear another 90 seconds or so.

Passionfruit Pan Sauce

  • Turn the heat down to medium/medium low in your pan.
  • Add Passionfruit juice, jalapeño, and tomato cubes. Stir quickly, add a little salt to taste and remove from heat after it has reduced just slightly. Should be a little thick but not a paste!


  • Serve your tuna topped with a bit of the sauce, feel free to slice ahead of time and serve. Also could serve over rice (I crisped a little kale with my rice and tossed it in!).


Super quick, super delicious, and super healthy! Win, win, win! Seared tuna is so mouthwatering and succulent, with a quick pan sauce with passionfruit, jalapeño, and a green tomato yield a fantastically tropical flavor.


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