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Tuna Steaks, what temp to grill at?

impag10impag10 Posts: 58
edited 7:07PM in EggHead Forum
any tips appreciated


  • Cory430Cory430 Posts: 1,072
    As hot as you can get it.
  • And flip it fast..... :)
  • And flip it fast..... :)
  • deepsouthdeepsouth Posts: 1,796
    as hot as you can get it and as soon as it gets grill marks on it (60-90 seconds), flip it. *just as was said above*

    this is assuming you like your tuna rare verses killing it.

    i love tuna! would love to see pics!

  • Richard FlRichard Fl Posts: 8,092
    I like to use a flat cast iron gril,pan whatever is flat and get eggstremely hot and do about a minute per side. Serve with wasabi.

    Tuna, Steak, Dijon

    1 Tuna Steak
    2-3 Tbs. Sesame Seeds, White
    2-3 Tbs. Sesame Seeds, Black
    1 Cup Olive Oil
    1 Cup Vinegar, Balsamic
    1/2 Cup Soy Sauce, Kikkoman
    2 Oz. Ginger Juice, Juicer works best
    1 Oz. Sesame Oil
    Salt/Pepper To Taste

    1 Roll Tuna in sesame seed mixture. Sear 45-60 seconds. Remove from heat and slice thinly. Spoon a little sauce over and serve. Wasabi optional.
    2 The remaining sauce will keep in the refrigerator for a long time, 2-3 months.

    Recipe Type
    Appetizer, Main Dish, Seafood, Side Dish

    Recipe Source
    Author: Chef at Dijon's, Melbourne Beach

    Source: Dijon's, Melbourne Beach
  • impag10impag10 Posts: 58
    Cast iron grill-Check
    Extremly hot-Check
    Wasabi- Check
    Fresh Tuna Steaks since i live on the Atlantic-Check
    Digital Camera- hmmmmmm...****

    Will try to get pics off the phone. Thanks all
  • FiretruckFiretruck Posts: 2,678
    Kroger has Yellow fin. Is that good for grilling? I didn't know if I needed to be looking for Ahi.
  • HossHoss Posts: 14,600
    I don't grill tuna but Starkist is my fave. :laugh: :P I think they are all OK for grillin JoJo.There are some that are considered sushi grade.That may be the Ahi.I've heard of Yellowfin,Bluefin and Ahi.I'm sure there are others.I see MOST folks recommend to cook it to underare to rare. :S Can't say,never had it.To each his own.Some folks balk at 'Loney. :laugh:
  • RicklesssRicklesss Posts: 391
    Whoa!! What the??
    "About a minute", "60 to 90 seconds", "45-60 seconds",
    since when does anybody round here cook by time and not temp... :silly:
  • LDDLDD Posts: 1,225
    Ricklesss wrote:
    Whoa!! What the??
    "About a minute", "60 to 90 seconds", "45-60 seconds",
    since when does anybody round here cook by time and not temp... :silly:

    in this case if the tuna is sushi grade, you'll want the inside to be still cool. i guess time trumps temp in this case.
    context is important :)
  • RipnemRipnem Posts: 5,511
    Still gets back to thickness of the meat and temp you're cooking at to know how long to cook. Which is back to internal temps again. No? :laugh:
  • WOW! The famous 'Loney instigator does not eat sushi?
    What's that all about?
    We're just gonna have to do sumthin' 'bout this revelation! :laugh:
  • You don't need sushi grade for rare tuna.

    A sushi master I spoke with says you are wasting your money if you buy sushi grade with intent to grill.
  • Bob,
    If I were planning for only the outside 1/8 inch or less to be seared, with the balance of the tuna rare (even cold), I would sure feel better knowing it was sushi grade and all the handling care that goes into that tuna... May be overkill..... ;)

    I wonder if that sushi master was thinking more grilled (and done) than just seared. :huh:
  • NC-CDNNC-CDN Posts: 703
    I do mine as above. Get the grill to 500 plus. About a minute per side. I've shut it down before and let it sit an extra minute or two, although it's not necessary. I have used soy sauce and honey to marinade it prior to grilling. It's tasty.

    I like the idea of the sauce and the sesame seeds. May give that one a go next time. Just cut the recipe in a 1/4 and make it when needed. Wife won't want any more sauces in the fridge. LOL. I did buy some sesame seeds to try that on my tuna too, but haven't used them yet. Also have them for making sushi. Yum. I use that sashimi grade Ahi tuna that I get from Harris Teeter. It's usually quite cheep.

    It's just like steaks though. Thickness chances everything. You'll get a feel for it. With that grade of tuna you can eat it raw so I'd air on the side of undercooking. Enjoy.
  • BigBadgerBigBadger Posts: 461
    All depends on how you like your Tuna B) I like mine med. rare and not fully cooked.

    BTW- Starkist is not sushi grade but Sandwich grade ;) which is definitely 2 or more steps up from cat food grade :woohoo:

    Many "Chefs" say nothing more than this - (This is a little rare for my likes)
  • I'm not sure how much that makes 'Loney above cat food grade ........ hmmmm?
  • BigBadgerBigBadger Posts: 461
    :silly: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:
  • BigBadgerBigBadger Posts: 461
    FYI - Sushi Grade
  • Interesting, informative, yet confusing article. :pinch: :huh:

    I think I would feel safest buying a piece of raw tuna from a quality sushi restaurant ( or their supplier) if I plan to eat it raw in the center.
  • NC-CDNNC-CDN Posts: 703

    That made me google sashimi and FDA. This came up at or near the top. Good old wiki. The carbon monoxide addition bit scares me a bit. Yikes.
  • SmokinbSmokinb Posts: 99
    This looks perfect to me! Fresh tuna rare, or even raw, is delicious! But I'm a shashimi lover.
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