Outback Ahi Tuna Recipe – Copycat

There are thousands of recipes in the famous cookbooks of America, but I am going to share an exceptional dish Outback Ahi Tuna Recipe. Although there are hundreds of variations to make Ahi tuna steaks, I always like to have sesame seasoned and seared. 

It means the Ahi tuna steaks are nicely coated with dry seasonings and sesame and seared in a less oily frying pan. It is considered a yummy appetizer or main course both. It melts your mouth with the delicious Japanese sushi-style spinach salad.  

The total recipe is completely hassle-free and most crowd-pleasing. Having the dish with miso mayo sauce extends your appetite and makes you much more satisfied. Now, I will tell you the exact way to prepare this mouthwatering seared Ahi Tuna steak and delicious spinach salad.

Outback Ahi Tuna Recipe – Copycat

Outback Ahi Tuna Recipe – Copycat

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Recipe by Lindsay G. Cabral Cuisine: AmericanDifficulty: Medium


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This recipe is all about easy instructions and available ingredients. Besides, you can bring some change if you want. This Outback Ahi tuna steaks recipe contains fresh tuna, miso mayo sauce,  spinach salad, and a special dip which I have seen this vinaigrette dip made at the Outback restaurants. It needs to be cooked in just greased pan. Marinating is optionally preferred.


  • Ahi Tuna steak- 2 pieces

  • Black pepper- 1 tsp

  • Paprika- 1 tsp

  • Kosher salt-1 tsp

  • Oil- 2 tsp

  • Soya sauce- 1 tsp

  • Sugar- 2 tsp

  • Apple cider vinegar- 1 tsp

  • Lime juice- 1 tsp

  • White sesame- 2 tsp

  • Black sesame- 2 tsp

  • Spinach for salad

  • Water- ½ cup

  • Tools
  • Knife

  • A large bowl

  • A griddle

how to make Outback Ahi Tuna

  • Make a miso-mayo batter: Bring a bowl and add 4 tsp of mayonnaise.  Allow 2 tsp of miso paste, and 1 tsp of rice vinegar together. Mix them neatly and keep them in the fridge to absorb.
    Make a miso-mayo batter
  • Process the Ahi tuna steak:Cut some Ahi tuna fish into thick-cut slices. Sprinkle some kosher salt, ½ tsp of paprika powder, and black pepper ground on both sides. Coat the surfaces with enough sesame seeds. Sprinkle some black sesame seeds for extra flavors and yummy looks.
    Process the Ahi tuna steak
  • Cook the steak: Preheat a nonstick frying pan. Put 1 tsp of vegetable oil. Heat the stove to low or medium. Sear the steak into the oily greased pan.  Cook them up by pressing their flesh using a spoon.  Flip over after 45 seconds repeatedly.  Press each portion until the cook is complete.
     cook the steaks
  • Make a spinach salad:Boil some clean and fresh spinach for 2 minutes on high heat. Strain the water and let the leaves cool. Then, chop them roughly and squeeze out the extra liquid.
    Make a spinach salad
  • Make a salad batter: Toast 1/2  cup of sesame seeds on medium-low heat. Remove when it gets golden brown colored. Grind them halfway into the mortar or blender. Add 2 tsp of sugar, 1 tsp of apple cider vinegar, 1 tsp of lime juice, and 1 tsp of soya sauce. Mix together finely with a spoon. This dip is popular as wasabi vinaigrette.
    Make a salad batter
  • Mix batter with spinach: Now, pour the batter into the prepared spinach. Combine them by stirring continuously. It makes the tuna steak more delightful with every bite.
    Mix batter with spinach
  • Garnish with salads: Now, slice the tuna steaks into thick pieces. Keep them over the miso mayo sauce. Brush the slices with light butter and set the spinach salad beside it. Serve the dish alone or with plain white rice.  Both will be pretty tasty.

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Nutrition Values:

Values are given below with total servings and amount per size:

Total serving2
Serving size1
Protein25 gr
Calories400 kcal
Fat20 gr
Carbs18 gr
Cholesterol60 mg
Fiber5 mg
Iron2 gr
Calcium250 mg
Sugar5 gr


This delicious dish is perfectly well done as the main item of any BBQ dinner party. You can also keep this dish regular at your lunch. It holds up the moments with yumminess and nutrition. So, try out this irresistible item at your home by making it yourself. Bring a unique gesture to your seafood party. If you want, make this same dish with other fish- carbs, salmon, whichever seafood you want to. But Ahi Tuna is the best version among those. Enjoy the unbounded tastes ever!

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