15 mins
20 mins

Seared Ahi Tuna on Peanut Capellini

An Asian twist made with Italpasta Tradizionale Capellini. Your friends would never expect you to master this savoury sweet peanut sauce; not to mention, learn to perfectly sear ahi tuna! This dish will definitely impress.
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  • 1/2 lb Italpasta Tradizionale Capellini
  • 2 tbsp canola oil
  • 2 tbsp smooth peanut butter
  • 2 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 tbsp white wine vinegar
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1/2 tsp ground ginger
  • 1/2 cup grated carrots
  • 6 ounce fresh ahi tuna
  • 1/4 cup sesame seeds
  • 1/4 cup chopped green onions
  • salt and pepper


  • Heat canola oil in a skillet over high heat. Season the tuna with salt and pepper and coat in sesame seeds. Add tuna to the hot skillet and sear for 3 minutes until golden, turn and continue to sear for another 3 minutes. Remove from the skillet and let tuna rest on a cutting board for 10 minutes. Using a sharp knife, cut tuna into ¼-inch thick slices.
  • Meanwhile, combine peanut butter, soy sauce, water, vinegar, garlic and ginger in a small microwave safe dish. Microwave for 30 seconds or until peanut butter is softened. Whisk until smooth.
  • Cook pasta in a large pot of boiling salted water until al dente, 2 minutes. Drain and rinse pasta under cold water for 30 seconds. Toss cooked pasta with the peanut sauce, carrots, and salt and pepper to taste.
  • Divide peanut noodles between plates and top with sliced ahi tuna. Garnish with the chopped green onions.
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  • This recipe uses water instead of added oil in the peanut dressing to reduce fat and calories
  • To lower sodium content, replace regular soy sauce with reduced sodium
  • Ahi Tuna must be Sushi Grade – consult your local fish market before purchasing to ensure freshness.

Nutritional Analysis

Calories: 523kcalCarbohydrates: 52gProtein: 26gFat: 22gCholesterol: 30mgSodium: 570mgFiber: 29gSugar: 2g