*Disclosure: This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Pucci Foods. All thoughts and opinions, as always, are my own.
Fresh, Sustainable Seafood from DailyFreshFish.com
You may or may not know that I have developed an intense love for delivery services ever since Toddler Awesome was born. It just makes everything so much more convenient, especially as a newbie mom.
Recently I was introduced to a new delivery service called DailyFreshFish.com. They are an online delivery service that allows you to order dock-to-door, restaurant quality seafood that will be delivered to your door the next day. The service was launched by Pucci Foods, one of the oldest and largest sustainable seafood distributors in California. They’ve been around since 1918, so they must be doing something right!
I was interested in trying out DailyFreshFish.com because I love online delivery services and I love seafood. They have several different options of fresh fish available, and I was able to pick any type of fish from their selection. When I visited their website I was very impressed with the company’s committed to sustainability and green practices. They are a supporter of the Seafood Watch program at the Monterey Bay Aquarium which I like. Their packaging is all 100% recyclable as well, which is something I really appreciate because many online delivery services use excess packaging.
The ahi tuna steaks were ordered on Monday and arrived the next day on Tuesday. If you place your order by 2pm, it will arrive the next day. I could immediately tell the ahi was really good quality when I opened it and I decided to try my hand at searing the ahi tuna steaks. I’ve seared filet mignon steaks before and put them in the oven, but I’ve never seared ahi. I was excited to try it out. Here’s what I did:
- Took out my cast iron pan and heated coconut oil on medium heat
- Waited until the pan got hot and put the ahi tuna steaks on
- Cook for 2 minutes on each side
At first I only cooked each side for 1 minute and it didn’t seem cooked enough. The ahi tuna is sashimi grade, but I wanted to cook it a bit longer. That ruined my grill lines but oh well. I also tried to get fancy and sear the sides of the ahi tuna steaks because I heard that helps keep the juices in. It worked!
The result was a beautifully cooked ahi tuna steak that I served on top of a salad:
Yup, I was pretty proud of myself for how it turned out!
This fish was so good that I’ve teamed up with DailyFreshFish.com for a giveaway. Two lucky winners will win a pack of 2 6oz Ahi Tuna Steaks just like the ones I received. You can enter using the Rafflecopter below. Good luck!
What about you? Have you ever cooked Ahi Tuna Steaks? Do you have any tips for how to sear it? Post in the comments and let me know
Wow, that looks fantastic! We’ve grilled tuna steaks once – it’s so easy but my family is hooked on salmon right now.
Looks so yummy! We grill fish quite often!
petite heartbeat says
Yumm this looks good. I need to step up my fish game asap.
Debbie Woodruff says
I never was very good at cooking fish. Sorry 🙂
Jennifer LE (@runningwithpugs) says
Yum. I love ahi tuna!
Kimberly Hatting says
I have never tried ahi tuna…..I’m not much of a seafood gal (unless it’s fried with a lot of breading…in butter LOL). my bad ;-(
Nicole @ Fitful Focus says
Love grilled tuna! What an awesome service!
Don’t overcook it, leave it pink in the middle.
I have never eaten tuna except from out of a can and maybe on sushi.
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Cynthia C says
Tuna is one of my favorites. It needs to be a little on the rare side to be at its best.
Sandy Klocinski says
I have never eaten or cooked Ahi tuna so I don’t have any tips
Well that’s awesome! Not sure I could get my boyfriend on board though… He’s too particular – he likes to be the chef
My wife and I cook fish often on the BBQ. A little lemon and pepper, wrapped in foil and being careful not to cook too long 🙂
Michelle Rogers, CPT says
My family and I love seafood! I hope I win!! 🙂
Margaret McLaughlin says
I love Ahi but I have never prepared it myself.
Yes I’ve grilled it but it’s hard to get a good internal temperature not too rare and not too well done. I put oil and lemon and spices on it Rosanne
RunningLovingLiving (@tonee78) says
I love ahi tuna and all seafood and would love to win this giveaway, I love tuna poke!
I have not tried this, but would love to try it.
Kathryn @ Dancing to Running says
I love how easy it is to make seafood at home. You just need to make sure that the fish is nice and fresh.
MB Jackson says
great job! I love Ahi tuna and I love food delivery- win/win!
I have never seared Ahi tuna. I have grilled Albacore steaks and they are mouth watering! For me, seafood is best when enjoyed with few embellishments. 🙂 Thank you.
joe gersch says
i have never seared ahi tuna. my tip is to add salt and pepper
Jill Myrick says
My husband cooks the seafood in our home and does a wonderful job of it. He usually marinades the tuna steaks for a couple of hours and then seasons them to perfection before searing them for dinner. They are always mouthwatering.
Lorri K says
I love tuna. The key is to not overcook it. Also, don’t let it ‘steam’ when you sear it. I don’t marinade it, but I do wash the fish and pat it dry before I cook it. The key is to have sides of sauces and fresh salads of fruits and veggies to go along with it.
karen mayernick says
I have not, but I have cooked many other types of fish. I also like to marinade them first! Awesome prize! Thanks so much for the opportunity!
I have never made any tuna at home, I always order it in restaurants. Would love to win this and try my hand at searing it myself.
Kathy Hanley says
We normally eat ahi tuna out but occasionally grill it at home. It needs to be served rare to taste it’s best.
Marsha Hembrick says
I have never sired Tuna filet’s. I am looking forward to trying.
Amy Deeter says
I have neverseared ahi tuna so i dont have any tips, but would love to learn some
I use cast iron and just a very small amount of salt/pepper. I put the cast iron pan in the oven to get it very hot (500 degrees). I remove the pan and place it on the stove top, putting the temp to medium. I just quickly sear the fish on each side for a few seconds so as to keep the fish very rare yet develop a slight char on the outside.
Carl White says
Have you ever seared ahi tuna? No.
What tips do you have for making it? Go to a good restaurant.
I’ve only had it in restaurants.
Thanks for the contest.
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