3.23.2012

Asian Sesame Grilled Tuna Steak

Hello!  Sorry for the brief hiatus but I have been following a strict diet...no carbs, no sugar, no fat, etc.  AKA things no one wants to eat, so I spared you guys!  Although this particular meal still pretty much adheres to those rules, it's very tasty!

Always using what I have on hand, I decided to go with an Asian style tuna steak.  I usually do a similar marinade with an ahi tuna steak, encrust it in black peppper and sear it.  This time I had albacore tuna steaks.  Since the weather has been freakishly great, all I have been doing is grilling.   I thought these tuna steaks would be good grilled, and they were!  (If you aren't sure about the difference between ahi and albacore tuna, check this out:
 http://homecooking.about.com/od/seafood/a/tunavarieties.htm).

I served it with green beans but rice or any other vegetable would go nicely with this dish.
Enjoy!


Asian Sesame Grilled Tuna Steak
recipe and photos by halftomatohalfpotato.com
serves 2

INGREDIENTS
2 albacore tuna steaks
1 clove garlic, grated
1 Tablespoon lemon juice
1/4 cup soy sauce
1-2 Tablespoons sesame oil
1 tablespoon sesame seeds
1 scallion, chopped

DIRECTIONS
-Mix all ingredients except the tuna steaks together in a medium bowl
-Rinse the tuna steak with water, pat dry and season with salt and pepper on both sides
-Add tuna steak to marinade, turning once or twice with tongs to coat all sides
-Marinate for about 30 minutes in the refrigerator, turning once (TIP: don't marinate too long or the acid in the lemon juice will start to "cook" the fish)
-Heat your grill to medium-high heat and oil the grates
-Grill tuna steak for 3 minutes on each side and serve









13 comments:

  1. I cooked this tonight, and it was great! :D The husband loved it as well. Will certainly have it again. Thank you lots for sharing your recipe! xxo

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  2. Thank you Mari! Glad you both enjoyed it!

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  3. This was TASTY and so easy. Served with zucchini "pasta" in the spiralizer with evoo and garlic. nom nom nom.

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    1. What a great idea! I'll definitely be trying that next time! I'm actually in the process of posting a recipe with "zoodles", so make sure to check it out!

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  4. Sorry if this sends twice wasn't sure if the first one did ;-)

    This was really tasty...we had it with sugar snap peas and a small portion of noodles! Was fab! Thanks for sharing :-D

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    1. So glad you enjoyed it! It's one of my favorites!

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  5. I made this tonight with a couple convenience modifications (lime juice vs lemon, added ground ginger, used coconut oil vs sesame oil) it was absolutely awesome! My husband was amazed.

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  6. I made this tonight with a couple convenience modifications (lime juice vs lemon, added ground ginger, used coconut oil vs sesame oil) it was absolutely awesome! My husband was amazed.

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  7. I am trying this tonight, it will be my first time cooking ahi, I'm making it with grilled Italian squash and some fried rice, along with salad and fresh pineapple :)

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  8. I have to ask what is the purpose of washing the tuna steaks in water?

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  9. Can this be done in the oven or on stove top instead of on a grill? If so, how do I adjust the cooking time?

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  10. Made it exactly as the recipe. My favorited from now on

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