Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Grilled Sesame Tuna

Mmm, tuna. My favorite fish in the sea. I will take this over a beef steak any day of the week.

When I was trying to think of the perfect entree for our anniversary dinner, tuna immediately came to mind. Originally, I was going to just do some salt and pepper and grill it. You really can't beat the fresh taste of a good tuna steak.

Then I saw this marinade on Christen's blog and I contemplated that. But I didn't have the ingredients at home and I was not going back to the store.

By that time, I wanted a marinade of my own so I did a search on Cooks.com and narrowed it down to six. Based on what I had at home, I ended up with this one.

Now, if you are a faithful reader of my blog, you might remember the last time I used soy. It did not end well. Mr. ShoeFanatic was not a fan. But I tossed his feelings aside and did it any way.

2 tuna steaks
Marinade (below)
Sesame seeds

1/4 c soy sauce
1/8 c lemon juice
1 clove garlic, minced
4 T olive oil
Salt & Pepper to taste

Whisk first 4 marinade ingredients together in a shallow dish. Season steaks with salt and pepper. Place in marinade for 10 minutes on each side. NOT longer! The soy sauce will definitely overpower the tuna if you do it for too long.

Put sesame seeds on a plate. After it's marinated, place each side of the tuna in the seeds until it is completely covered (I will regret this later).

Preheat your grill on high for 15 minutes. It will be very hot! I think ours was up to 500 degrees. Turn the flames down to medium just before putting the steaks on. Sear on each side until your desired doneness. We like ours rare. Mr. ShoeFanatic only did them for about a minute and a half on each side.

This was very good. The steaks were cooked perfectly and I really liked the marinade. Next time though, I would probably lay off the sesame seeds a bit. I did them on the top, bottom and all 3 sides of the steak. I'd probably just do the top and bottom.

However, if we're being perfectly honest, I think I would prefer a more caribbean flavored marinade. I'm pretty sure I'm done with soy sauce for the time being.

Christen, I'm trying your marinade next time!

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1 comment:

  1. This looks wonderful, I love sesame seeds. I can't have tuna right now but once I can I am going to make this!