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Tuna Tuna Fish!

Nature BoyNature Boy Posts: 8,414
edited 5:07PM in EggHead Forum
Got me a couple nice tuna filets to cook up tomorrow, but haven't done tuna. Plan on searing and cooking medium rare. Seasoning ideas???? Soy sesame ginger?? Or what? Would appreciate any suggestions. [p]Thanks
NB

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  • JimWJimW Posts: 450
    Nature Boy,
    Try this. 1/3 cup soy sauce, 1/3 cup lemon juice, 1/3 cup vegetable oil, 3 garlic cloves, minced, and 1 small onion, minced. Put soy and lemon juice in a blender. With the moter running, add the oil slowly. Pour into a bowl and add the garlic and onion. Marinate the tuna for 30 to 45 minutes, no longer. Sear to taste at 650F, about 2 minutes per side depending on thickness.
    JimW

  • Tim MTim M Posts: 2,410
    Nature Boy,[p]I did my last ones in Moore's marinate (no relation) for a few hours. It is a soy based product so your soy - ginger idea should also work. I do mine like JimW, high temp sear to your liking, like a steak. I added some Original Char-Crust on one to test it, very good IMHO.[p]Tim
  • Nature BoyNature Boy Posts: 8,414
    JimW,
    That sounds great.
    Also sounds like a fairly flexible base. Maybe a bit less garlic, some fresh ginger, and we are talkin!! Thanks!

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  • Nature BoyNature Boy Posts: 8,414
    Tim M,
    Sounds like soy is the way to go. A staple around here!
    I'm geared up! Thanks!
    NB

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  • GretlGretl Posts: 670
    Nature Boy,
    I have coated Yellowfin steaks with a heavy crust of either sesame seed, grains of paradise, or black pepper. Dry seared. I know the soy marinade sounds wonderful but when push comes to shove, I keep making the pepper crust version. Try the soy and let us know!
    Cheers,
    Gretl

  • MaryMary Posts: 190
    Nature Boy,
    Soy - ginger - sesame is very good with tuna, but add fresh garlic too. tuna needs the oomph from garlic to be its best. a little fresh dill or rosemary is good too. i did some steaks with soy, ginger, toasted sesame oil, lemon, and garlic, then rolled them in toasted sesame seeds - excellent grilled over a little mesquite. a little lemon grass or lemon verbena adds a good touch too.[p]Mary

  • Nature BoyNature Boy Posts: 8,414
    Mary,
    Now you are talkin!! Thanks. I have heard these Grains of Paradise are great in tuna too. Sesame seems to be perfect for the job....and will look purty too![p]Have a great day.
    NB

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  • Nature BoyNature Boy Posts: 8,414
    Gretl,
    I have 2 filets. Maybe I will try both!
    Do you have any proportions, or do you just pile the stuff on?? Mist with oil, or totally dry??[p]Thanks
    NB

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