Feb 13, 2012

Grilled Ahi PokeRecipe from Weber's Way to Grill™ by Jamie Purviance

Rating: 5 stars

2 Reviews

Grocery List

Fresh Produce

  • 0.25 oz fresh ginger
  • 1 lemons (optional)
  • 2 scallions
  • 1 serrano chile peppers
  • 1 sweet onions

Meat / Poultry / Seafood

  • 2 sushi-grade ahi tuna fillets, each 6 to 8 oz and ¾ to 1" thick

Oil and Spices

  • 0.25 tsp coarse sea salt or alaea (Hawaiian sea salt)
  • 0.125 tsp freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 tbsp sesame seeds
  • 1 tbsp toasted sesame oil
  • 1 tbsp vegetable oil


  • 2 tbsp dried Japanese arame or other thin, edible seaweed
  • 2 tbsp soy sauce


  • 2 tablespoons dried Japanese arame or other thin, edible seaweed
  • ¼ cup finely chopped sweet onion
  • ¼ cup thinly sliced scallion (white and light green parts only)
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon toasted sesame oil
  • 1 teaspoon peeled, grated fresh ginger
  • ½ teaspoon minced serrano chile pepper
  • 2 sushi-grade ahi tuna fillets, each 6 to 8 ounces and ¾ to 1 inch thick
  • Vegetable oil
  • Coarse sea salt or alaea (Hawaiian sea salt)
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons toasted sesame seeds
  • 1 lemon, cut into wedges (optional)


  1. If using dried seaweed, place the seaweed in a small bowl, add enough water to cover, and set aside to soften for 15 minutes. Drain and coarsely chop before using.

  2. Prepare the grill for direct cooking over high heat (450° to 550°F).

  3. In a medium bowl mix the onion, scallion, soy sauce, sesame oil, ginger, and chile. Add the seaweed.

  4. Brush the tuna with oil and lightly season with salt and pepper, patting the seasoning into the fish. Brush the cooking grates clean. Grill the tuna over direct high heat, with the grill lid open, just until seared on both sides but still rare inside, about 2 minutes, turning once.

  5. Transfer the tuna to a cutting board and cut into ½- to ¾-inch cubes. Add to the bowl containing the onion mixture and toss to combine. Divide equally into individual bowls. Sprinkle with the sesame seeds. Serve warm with lemon wedges, if desired.

2 Reviews

Average Rating

Rating: 5 stars

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Rating: 5 stars

Apr 29, 2016

John P

Jamie hit the nail on the head again!

This has become my favorite Weber recipe for Tuna, hands down! I found the seaweed at Whole Foods

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Would you recommend this recipe? YES

Rating: 5 stars

Apr 29, 2016

Chris C

Simply Amazing

This was the hit of the night. If you like Asian cuisine then you are going to love this. My guests said they would have loved bigger portions and I had to remind them that this was a starter! This was easy to prepare, had a powerful mouth-watering smell, and was simply delicious. I can't wait to make it again!

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Would you recommend this recipe? YES

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