Air Fryer Tuna Steaks are a quick and simple weeknight meal. You can make this delicious recipe from fresh tuna and a ginger and soy sauce marinade.
Because this recipe has almost zero prep time, plus a fast cook time, you will have time to relax with your family once dinner is done.
Why you will love Air Fryer Tuna Steaks
Air fryer fish recipes make the best dinners. This sweet and savory recipe is easy to prepare with ingredients you likely have on hand.
If you love this dish, you might also enjoy our other air fryer seafood recipes.
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- boneless ahi tuna steaks - (about 6 ounces each)
- sesame oil - or olive oil
- soy sauce
- fresh ginger
- fresh garlic - minced or pressed
- honey - or brown sugar
- Optional - sesame seeds or chopped green onion
How to Make Tuna Steaks In Air Fryer
In a large sealable bag, like Ziploc, combine ingredients to make the ginger soy marinade. Place raw tuna steaks into the mixture and coat both sides. Let tuna marinate for about 30 minutes.
Prepare the air fryer basket by lightly spraying with an olive oil spray or other non stick cooking spray or line with parchment paper.
Remove steaks from marinade and place inside the air fryer basket. Air fry at 380 degrees F from 8-10 minutes, turning halfway through cooking time.
Remove from basket, season with salt to taste and sprinkle steaks with sesame seeds before plating.
Air Fryer Tuna FAQ's
Tuna is an excellent source of healthy protein and omega 3 fatty acids, and vitamin, and low calories, carbohydrates and sodium. USDA recommends the average person consume between 45-55 grams of protein a day.
Because the raw fish combines with the marinade, you must discard any remaining. However, if you want a dipping sauce, feel free to reserves a portion of your original sauce prior to adding steaks. You may also wish to add a tablespoon Rice Wine, rice vinegar, or tablespoon Mirin to enhance the flavor of the marinade.
Because the soy sauce is already salty, seasoning is subjective to your taste. You can add a pinch of salt and pepper, a dash of lime juice, or leave off altogether.
Tuna steak should only be eaten in sushi, or raw if it is labeled as sushi-grade tuna.
This recipe is best eaten fresh, however if you do have leftovers, they should be placed in the fridge within two hours, and can be stored for three to four days. To reheat in the air fryer, cook at 380 degrees F for three to five minutes.
Although these two are often confused, Ahi is technically a smaller fish in the Yellowfin category.
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Air Fryer Tuna Steaks
- 1 Air Fryer
- 2 ahi tuna steaks about 6 ounces each
- 1 tablespoon sesame oil
- ¼ cup soy sauce
- 1 tablespoon honey
- 1 teaspoon garlic minced
- 1 teaspoon ginger freshly grated
- In a large sealable bag, combine ingredients to make the ginger soy marinade. Add tuna steaks into the mixture and coat both sides. Let tuna marinate for about 30 minutes.
- Prepare the air fryer basket by lightly spraying with an olive oil spray or other non stick cooking spray or line with parchment paper.
- Remove steaks from marinade and place into the prepared air fryer basket. Air fry at 380 degrees F from 8-10 minutes, turning halfway through cooking time.
- Remove from basket, season with salt to taste and sprinkle steaks with sesame seeds before plating.
- Cooking time may vary depending on the wattages of your air fryer and thickness of tuna steaks. Keep an eye on food as it is cooking. You can add 2 -3 minutes cook time if necessary.
*Nutritional information is a calculated guesstimate. Please note that this can change with different brands and modifications you may make to the recipe. For the most accurate information, use a nutritional calculator with the exact brands and measurements you're using with each recipe.