Garlic Ahi

September 12, 2017 / By Foodland

Garlic Ahi

One of Chef Keoni's favorite childhood dishes - Garlic Ahi! A classic local meal for the whole family to enjoy. To add a little bit of heat, drizzle some sriracha!
Course Main Course
Cuisine Fish & Seafood
Servings 4 Servings


  • 4 Ahi Filet(4-5 ounces each, 3/4 inch thick)
  • garlic salt, to taste
  • vegetable oil (for frying)
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 teaspoons shoyu
  • 2 tablespoons green onion slices
  • 0.25 lemon(optional)


  1. Pat the ahi filet dry with paper towel.
  2. Season both sides evenly with garlic salt.
  3. Heat a pan with a ¼ inch layer of vegetable oil to medium high heat.
  4. Fry the ahi in batches, approximately 2 minutes per side. (if you want your ahi on the rare side, increase the heat, and drop the cooking time by half on each side.)
  5. Place the Ahi on a plate.
  6. Remove the pan from the heat and add in the chopped garlic. Allow the garlic to sizzle for 1 minute.
  7. Pour the garlic and oil over the ahi.
  8. Drizzle the ahi with the shoyu and sprinkle over with the green onion slices.
  9. Optional: Squeeze a lemon on top of the ahi.
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