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Tuna for My Valentine!

Little ChefLittle Chef Posts: 4,725
edited 1:07PM in EggHead Forum
Ok...ok...I admit it, I have the best husband on the planet. B) Bubba Tim surprised me with some beautiful sushi grade tuna to play with today. There will be more to come tomorrow, dumplings from trimmings and such, but a couple seared tuna steaks tonight hit the spot! :)

I separated the loin, and cut a couple nice steaks about an inch and a quarter thick. I marinated them in a combination of soy sauce, fresh ginger and garlic, Mirin, chili garlic sauce, and a bit of sesame oil for about an hour...... Here they are getting even happier....


We fired up the medium, and got it easily and quickly to 650*. Grid scorching hot, and Egg WIDE open.... Seared 2 minutes per side.....

And the flip.... (oh yeah! B) )

Made a salad of cucumber and orange segments, which also included minced pickled ginger, scallions, chili garlic sauce.....

And fried some sesame rice cakes.... (I have really developed a thing for crunchy rice lately... :whistle: )

Plated up....and tuna topped with Wasabi cilantro butter....

Was a very delicious dinner. The tuna was super fresh and sweet, the marinade added just enough flavor, and had enough sugars to get nice carmelization on the sear. Love having fun with food!!! :woohoo: Thanks for looking! More Tuna Trimmings tomorrow! ;) Thanks Bubba Tim! :)


  • Glad you guys had a great Valentine Dinner!!!
  • DHallDHall Posts: 180
    Tell me more about these fried rice cakes. Looks fantastic.
  • HossHoss Posts: 14,600
    TUNA'LONEY!!!Gotta love it!!! B) On really good crackers! :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :P Beautiful meal,LC!!! ;)
  • BordelloBordello Posts: 5,926
    Way to go Little Chef and My Hat is off to "Big Bubba"

    My Best,
  • Oh yeah, like that. Wow! :woohoo:

  • Darn nice!!
    I just ordered some tuna...I pick it up this week!
  • Little ChefLittle Chef Posts: 4,725
    DHall....Thanks. Jasmine rice, cooked as normal. When done, spread on a cookie sheet to cool. Mix in about 1 T rice wine vinegar, 1 T cornstarch, salt, and mix well while cooling. Once cool enough to handle, shape in a mold. (I use a short piece of PVC pipe...shhh! :whistle: ) Then sprinkle on toasted sesame seeds, and press them in a bit. Then, in about 1/4 inch of light oil (I used peanut, you can use veg, canola, etc) brown them off on both sides. The outside rice gets nice and crunchy, and the inside stays sticky and moist. Let me know if you try it! It's really very delicious.
  • HossHoss Posts: 14,600
    They got it on sale this week at Walgreens.$.59 a can!!! :laugh: B) :silly:
  • Great looking meal LC I new you would come up with a fantastic meal

  • NoVA BillNoVA Bill Posts: 3,005
    Hey LC,

    WOW what great looking pix. I used to love the grilled tuna steaks at the Union Square Cafe in NYC...your plated pic blows them away.

    I still maintain the Bubba Tim got the best deal out of the present. :laugh:
  • MaineggMainegg Posts: 7,787
    nice looking plate LC bet it tasted even better !
  • 2Fategghead2Fategghead Posts: 9,623
    Nice LC!
  • :woohoo: you are killing me!! can't wait to see the rest!
    What a fun way to spend a great weekend, Michelle!!
  • WOW that looks awesome Love Tuna
  • I'm a huge tuna fan and those pics made my mouth water. What a great cook.
  • Man! That tuna is done to perfection! That was a very nice meal.Thanks for the rice cake recipe!
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