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Bayou-ish Ahi Tuna Bites

By Erin of PepperMonkey

These seared tuna bites are a cinch to put together. And being both gluten-free and Paleo friendly, it is a healthy appetizer that is sure to impress.



Print Recipe
  • 1 lb fresh ahi tuna
  • 2-3 Tbsp Dizzy Pig Bayou-ish
  • Approximately 4 Tbsp sriracha
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Dipping Sauce:

  • 1/4 cup Mayo of choice
  • Zest of one lemon
  • Juice of 1/2 lemon or to taste
  • 1 Tbsp capers


  1. Light BGE and let coals get very, very hot.
  2. Start with a beautiful piece of fresh ahi tuna.
  3. Cut the tuna into 1″ cubes.
  4. Season generously with Bayou-ish, coating all sides.
  5. Heat cast iron skillet over hot coals. Add a high heat oil to prevent sticking.
  6. Add tuna to the hot skillet and quickly sear all sides, approx 1-2 minutes total. Do not crowd the pan, this can be done in multiple waves if needed.
  7. In the last 30 seconds of cook time, squirt enough Sriracha to lightly coat tuna bites.
  8. Remove from heat and enjoy with dipping sauce.
  9. Serves 2-4.