Delicious Eaton Street Ahi Tuna Loin Made Simple

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Hello everyone, and greetings from the Eaton Street Seafood Market in Key West, Florida! There was a little rain earlier in the day, but the sun poked its head out around lunchtime and it’s been tropical perfection since. So if you’re not in the neighborhood already, make a beeline for the historic district of Old Town as soon as possible, because we have a lot of great times AND great food in store for you.

And if you can’t make it down anytime soon? No worries! We’re not just one of the best seafood restaurants in all of Key West; we’re also the top online fish market in the industry, with overnight seafood delivery available nationwide. And we’re talking the freshest seafood in the country– all of your local Key West favorites delivered from the boat right to your table.

In other words, we’ve got you covered when it comes to delicious Key West seafood. It doesn’t matter if you live in the next county or all the way up in Idaho– we offer next day delivery on the lobster, fresh fish, and scallops Key West is famous for. And you can still pay us a visit later, right? Whether you’re a first-time visitor to the Florida Keys or you’ve been bumming around Old Town for decades, we’ll make sure you have the quintessential Key West experience every time you come see us!

Your Eaton Street/Key West Update

We usually like to let our food do the talking for us, but we also like to reach out directly on occasion and give you the inside scoop on what’s happening here at Eaton Street and on the rest of the island. We’ll start off with a quick Eaton Street/Key West Bulletin. Stick around though, because then we’re going to share a simple but delectable ahi tuna loin recipe with you.

So although things are still pretty lively down here, winter’s been over for a while and we can regroup for a minute. But we’ve got some bad news for you crab lovers out there– stone crab season ended a couple of weeks back and they won’t be available again until the middle of October. Don’t worry though– there’s plenty of other fish in the Key West sea and we promise to save you some of them.

Oh, and one last word before we dig into the tuna recipe. The Key West Pride Festival is coming up from June 7-11 and that means things can get crowded down here. It’s a hell of a lot of fun, but if you’re looking for peace, quiet, and a cheap hotel, you might want to wait a week or two!

Pan Seared Ahi Tuna Loin with Rice and Vegetables

Now for the Ahi tuna loin recipe. Remember that all of our ahi tuna is sushi grade and delivered fresh to your door, so get ready to be amazed. Usually, we like to marinate the tuna loin and throw it on the grill, but we’re going to go over a pan-seared method just in case you’re locked up inside.

For the side dishes, we suggest a simple white rice and a few of your favorite sauteed veggies. You can go with broccoli, onions, carrots, and zucchini for a pretty standard medley. Sautee it with olive oil, salt, and pepper for a simple and zesty way to complement the tuna.

Here’s what you’ll need to prepare ahi tuna loin for four people:

  • 4 Six-Ounce Ahi Tuna Loins
  • 1 teaspoon of salt (Plus a pinch or two to taste)
  • 1/4 teaspoon of black pepper
  • 1/2 tablespoon of butter
  • 3 tablespoons of Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons of sesame seeds

The directions are simple:

  1. Delicately season the tuna loins with salt and pepper.
  2. Melt the butter and the olive oil in a cast iron skillet over medium heat.
  3. Cook the sesame seeds in the butter/olive oil mixture for about 3-4 minutes, until they soften.
  4. Carefully place the tuna loins in the skillet and cook over medium-high heat for about 2 minutes per side.

This is a guaranteed score for you and your guests. The whole meal takes under 25 minutes to prepare and will be a delicious way to liven up a wonderful summer evening. Until next time!

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