Prep 30 mins
Cook 10 mins
This is a concotion made up by my husband. It's quite tasty and worth the effort. I'm sure the marinade would be good with any type of tuna, we just happened to have yellow fin on hand. Preparation time does not include marinating, and is only an estimate...how fast can one dice?! Broil time is APPROXIMATE, depending on thickness of tuna - you may need to scale it back to 3-4 minutes per side, use your judgement! BTW, the relish does make a lot, I usually make it as stated, just to have some extra to use the next day on something else, you may want to halve it though, depending on your needs!
- 2 (6 ounce) fresh yellowfin tuna steaks
- 1 tablespoon cracked black pepper
- 3 ounces toasted sesame seeds (more if you prefer)
- 3⁄4 cup peanut oil
- 1 ounce sesame oil
- 2 tablespoons low sodium soy sauce
- 1 teaspoon minced garlic
- 2 tablespoons rice wine
- 1 teaspoon sugar
- 1 teaspoon Chinese five spice powder
- 1 ounce freshly grated gingerroot
- 1 cup diced roma tomato
- 1⁄2 cup diced celery
- 1⁄2 cup diced red pepper
- 1⁄2 cup diced red onion
- 1 teaspoon salt (to taste)
- 1 teaspoon pepper (to taste)
- 2 tablespoons chopped parsley
- 1 tablespoon chopped cilantro
- 1 teaspoon celery seed
- 1 pinch cinnamon
- 1 pinch nutmeg
- 1 teaspoon sugar
- 1 tablespoon mild cider vinegar (or to taste)
- 2 largelimes, juice
- Mix all the ingredients for the marinade in a plastic bag.
- Marinate tuna steaks for at least 4 hours in the fridge.
- While tuna is marinating, mix all ingredients up for the relish and refrigerate for at least 2 hours. Toss again before serving.
- Generously pepper both sides of tuna steaks.
- Pre-heat broiler and broil steaks for 5-6 minutes per side, use your judgment, you do not want to overcook - broilers vary!
- Dredge cooked steaks in toasted sesame seeds and top with relish.
Lots of flavor. I marinated for 1 hour. Grilled the steak 3 minutes pre side. They were 8 ounces each. I found the mariade and relish to be more then enough so you can cut back to make half of what is called for! I skipped the cinnamon and because DH just doesn`t like it in more then desserts,the cilantro I just added to mine just love it, skipped the vinegar and use the juice of one lime which was plenty. But I did use the 1/2 teaspoon five spice in the marinade and he didn`t complain. This is a quick, easy, healthy, tasty meal! Thanks to Davey!
We have a family of six children so we did increase everything but the results were perfect. Not one of the six, ages 3 to 15, left anything behind on their plates. Since that first night I have modified a few things just because I can%u2019t help but do so. When I find something this good I love to play around with it and have since used Salmon and a few other seafood%u2019s, with amazing results. As a side note, you can cut the relish in half as there is plenty; I don%u2019t because of the size of my family but a dinner for two would have extra left over for sure.
Also, we live at 7,000 feet so as always we needed to cook for just a little longer in all cases.
This has quickly become a family favorite and we are having it again tomorrow night. Thank you for a wonderful quick, easy, and healthy recipe Davey!!