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Seared Togarashi Spiced Ahi with Watercress and Blood Orange Salad

May 30, 2023 / By Foodland

Seared Togarashi Spiced Ahi with Watercress and Blood Orange Salad

“I like that this dish can be made with fresh, local ingredients and that it’s easy to make. Family and friends are always wowed that this delicious dish is so simple to prepare.” - Chef Darryl Fujita
Cook Time 15 minutes
Course Dinner, Lunch, Side Dish
Cuisine Fish & Seafood
Servings 4


  • 2 5 ounce Ahi blocks
  • 1 tablespoon Togarashi
  • 1 tablespoon Kosher salt
  • 2 tablespoons Canola oil
  • 2 cups Aiea Watercress(2 inch cuts)
  • 2 Blood Orange or Navel Orange(juice and segments)
  • 1/4 cup Sesame oil
  • 2 tablespoon Toasted sesame seeds


  • Lightly dust 1 side of the ahi blocks with togarashi and a touch of Kosher salt.
  • Pre heat a skillet to medium high heat add canola oil, pan should be lightly smoking.
  • Sear only the side with togarashi, 1/4 way through.
  • Using a very sharp knife slice into 1/2 inch sections.
  • Combine watercress, orange segments, juice from oranges, sesame oil, sesame seeds and a touch of Kosher salt.
  • Gently toss.
  • Place the salad on a serving platter and shingle seared ahi on top.
  • Drizzle ahi with remaining juices from salad and top with a few of the orange segments.
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