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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 had a sneaking suspicion that I would like this recipe. Turns out, I was wrong... I LOVED it! Perfect balance of sweet and salty for lovely tuna steaks. Unfortunately, our weather didn't cooperate, so I had to broil rather than grill the steaks. I can't wait to try them grilled!
Thanks for an easy recipe with a great taste!
should have rated this long ago. we LOVE this recipe!! the marinade is fantastic and so flavorful that you barely need the sauce version later but still so good that i use it, too!! i sear this for about 1 - 2 minutes on each side in a cast iron pan on the stove and it turns a lovely, tender, light pink on the inside. delicious! and i bet it would be wonderful on a bed of greens, but we never have any leftovers!!
Delicious! I marinated the tuna steaks for 5 hours and doubled the marinade reserving half of it prior to marinating. I used 1/2 of the reserved marinade to slather on the fish while it was being grilled as I had tossed the marinade that had the raw fish in it out. the remaining reserved marinade I made a sauce as stated in the recipe. We had sushi grade and the photo is of my steak as I like it medium rare and my DH likes it rare. Made for I recommend tag.
This tuna was just delicious!Here are a few things that worked for me: I put the marinade in a Food s Saver plastic bag along with the tuna and vacuumed out the air which made the flavors penetrate in less time (45mins.). And because it was snowing outside I seared the tuna on the stovetop in a very hot pan using a small amount of peanut oil. Reducing the marinade in a separate pan and plating it with the sacue underneath and faning out slices of the beautiful seared tuna made for a lovely presentation.
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! :)
Fantastic flavor - I also made several small alterations due to ingredient availability. The hint of sesame and ginger is outstanding. Enjoyed it so much I went back to the store for more tuna to make it again.
DH loved this. I used powdered ginger in place of fresh and olive oil in place of sesame oil and cooked in frying pan. Next time will grill it. Very good.