Prep 5 mins
Cook 6 mins
This is a yummy and quick dish. Don't over cook. I like my tuna still pink inside. Left overs are great cold on a green salad!
- 3 lbs tuna steaks
- 1 tablespoon brown sugar
- 1 tablespoon sesame oil
- 1⁄3 cup soy sauce
- 1⁄3 cup rice wine vinegar
- 2 garlic cloves, crushed and minced finely
- 1⁄4 inch fresh ginger, grated
- black pepper
- chili pepper flakes
- Put all marinade ingredients into a zip-lock bag shake and add tuna.
- Zip and chill for 2 hours.
- Place steaks on a clean, hot, oiled, grill. And marinade in pot and reduce to half.
- And turn after 3 minutes and cook for three more minutes. Place on serving dish and pour reduced marinade over steaks.
Really easy to prepare with really great taste!
I substituted some regular chili powder for chili flakes, then added a pinch of habanero chili powder to give it a little extra kick. Grilled on high heat, 3 minutes per side for 2-inch thick steaks to get them medium rare to rare.
Thanks Rita for the great recipe.
This marinade was excellent for tuna and for mushrooms on the side. We could have been at a swanky restaurant, it was so good. I did make this twice. The first time we marinaded for a short time (about 30 min) and it turned out great. The second time I left it in the marinade for a day before grilling. That time the marinade was a little over-powering for the fish, so I recommend marinading the same day as you cook. Definitely use the extra marinade to cook down and pour over the fish and vegies on the side. Super good!
I found this recipe last-minute and decided to make it even though it says to marinate/chill for 2 hours. My steaks only marinated about 10 minutes but it was still oh so good! I used a cast iron grill pan (since it's freezing outside right now) and it turned out excellent. The fish was tender and had a wonderful flavor, and the extra sauce was good drizzled over the steaks and veggies. My fiance asked that I make this again soon, with double sauce so we can use it as a salad dressing as well. Next time I'll marinate and it will probably be even better! Thanks Rita L! :)