4 x 6 oz. Premium Ahi tuna steaks “sashimi grade”, filleted, fully trimmed and cut like a “center cut” filet steak, about 2” thick.
12 oz. Maui Onions, sliced thin, then dehydrated and crushed
16 oz. Maui Onions sliced & caramelized (see below)
3 tbsp. Olive Oil
1 tbsp. Sesame seeds, not toasted
Salt and pepper
For caramelized onions, over medium high heat, cook sliced onions with 2 tablespoons olive oil in a heavy bottom braiser or sauce pan, constantly stirring until onions caramelize, then set aside.
For Ahi, heat 1 tablespoon olive oil in a large skillet. Roll Ahi filet in dehydrated crushed onions and sesame seeds. Sear on all sides until browned, rare to medium rare temperature preferred.
INGREDIENTS (Vanilla Bean Jasmine Rice)
1 tbsp. Shallots, finely chopped
1 tbsp. Unsalted Butter
1 cup Premium Jasmine Rice
2 cups Clam or Fish Broth
1 each Tahitian Vanilla Bean, split
Cook rice over medium heat with vanilla bean, shallots, butter and clam broth. Bring to a boil, reduce heat, and cover. Simmer until all liquid is absorbed. Remove from heat and fluff.
INGREDIENTS (Apple Cider-Soy Butter Vinaigrette)
2 cups Filtered Apple Juice
2 cups Apple Cider Vinegar
1 cup White Balsamic Vinegar
4 oz. Soy Margarine, chilled and cubed
2 oz. Unsalted Butter, chilled and cubed
1 oz Chives, finely chopped
Mix the vinegar and cider in a sauce pan over medium heat. Reduce to ½ cup. Just before serving, add cold butter and margarine in small quantities while mixing over medium heat. Place in a blender and pulse for just a second or two. Season to taste.
Serve on a large plate, arrange the vanilla jasmine rice in the center, top with the seared Ahi and a tablespoon of caramelized onions. Drizzle sauce over and around fish and garnish with chopped chives. Serve with freshly steamed vegetables of your choice. Organic baby carrots and roasted baby beets are our preferred choices.
This recipe is provided by the Lahaina Grill, a landmark restaurant located in the heart of Historic Lahaina, Maui. The Lahaina Grill is just minutes away from Kaanapali Beach and all of the wonders of Maui.