Ginger Marinated Tuna With Wasabi Butter

"If you are expecting the sinus-clearing heat of the wasabi you will be disappointed. The orange mellows out the flavor and leaves a sweet heat. This recipe is from Cuisine at Home."
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  • For the butter, mix all ingredients together in a small bowl; cover and refrigerate until ready to serve.
  • For the marinade, place all ingredients in blender jar and blend until ingredients are coarsely chopped and blended.
  • Wash the tuna steaks under water, pat dry and place in shallow container.
  • Pour prepared marinade over tuna and allow to marinate for 30 minutes.
  • Preheat grill to medium-high.
  • Remove the tuna from marinade, spray lightly with non-stick cooking spray to prevent from sticking to grill.
  • Place the steaks on preheated grill and grill until your desired degree of doneness, turning once.
  • Top each cooked steak with 1/2 to 1 teaspoon wasabi butter and serve with additional butter on the side.
  • Please note that the cook time reflects the 30 minute marinade time.

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  1. Cook4_6
    This is a fantastic recipe. I marinated both salmon and tuna and the marinade and wasabi butter worked perfectly on both. My DH overcooked the tuna a bit, and the wasabi butter was the saving grace! Definitely keeping this on my list of summer recipes!
  2. mama smurf
    I was so glad to see this recipe here...I make this quite often and DH and I both agree that it is our favorite way to fix tuna. I cook it on my foreman grill and place some of the green onions and garlic on top when grilling. It is fast and delicious...recommend this to everyone. P.S. If you have any tuna left ( which is seldom) it makes a great flavored tuna casserole or tuna melt sandwich! On the wasabi butter it doesn't have a strong kick but it adds more flavor to this wonderful meal. P.S. Just wanted to say I made this again last night (quite often really) and never get tired of it and any leftovers make a wonderful tuna casserole!!!!
  3. cause4chubbyhubby
    Not sure what happened here. I followed the recipe, but the wasabi butter was absolutely inedible! I used wasabi sushi powder, so maybe that's 100 times stronger than just plain wasabi powder...? I don't know, but next time we'll just put maybe 1/4 TEASPOON instead of 2 whole TABLESPOONS of the stuff. The marinade for the tuna was outstanding, however. With a little tweaking (and nose-hair saving!) this recipe will become a regular.
  4. Mush747
    LOVED this!
  5. PetsRus
    Excellent tuna! I had to substitute wasabi paste for the powder. The wasabi might not have its normal strength in this recipe but it provides a refreshing flavor together with the orange juice in this case.


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