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Tuna Steaks?

edited January 2012 in EggHead Forum

Whats the best method for cooking Tuna Steaks?  Temp?  Cast Iron grid?  Looking for a rare to medium-rare steak.  Thanks!

 "Where the weak grow strong and the strong grow great, Here's to "Down Home," the Old North State!"

Med & XL

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  • hogaholichogaholic Posts: 225
    I cooked some thick ones last summer that I brought back from the Gulf.  They were a good 1 1/2 thick, maybe more.  Let me tell you that it doesn't take long to get these things past medium if you're not careful.

    I brushed them with EVOO then lightly seasoned with Montreal steak seasoning.  Cast iron grid, flat side down, egg around 400-450.  1 minute a side for medium rare. 
    Jackson, Tennessee. VFL (Vol for Life)
  • travisstricktravisstrick Posts: 5,001
    Cast Iron
    Equal parts: sesame oil, low sodium soy sauce, and honey(mix together)
    Coat tuna in mixture and then spread some toasted 
    sesame  seeds on plate and press tuna on seeds.
    Sear on high heat. Watch the side of the tuna to determine doneness. ( I would guess about 30 sec per side for rare)
    Be careful, man! I've got a beverage here.
  • travisstricktravisstrick Posts: 5,001
    Oh yea, save some soy mixture for dipping :)
    Be careful, man! I've got a beverage here.
  • BOWHUNRBOWHUNR Posts: 1,483
    That sounds great Travis.  I need to get the two I have in the freezer out.

    Mike
    Omaha, NE

    I'm ashamed what I did for a Klondike Bar!!

    Omaha, NE
  • travisstricktravisstrick Posts: 5,001
    Fun story.

    The first egg I ever saw was on a boat in Orange Beach AL. It was fiber glassed into the cockpit. My dad, brother, uncle and one cousin would charter the boat to go fishing. Sometimes Tuna fishing. That was one of our fav recipes to use.
    Be careful, man! I've got a beverage here.
  • deepsouthdeepsouth Posts: 1,796
    edited January 2012

    i dip them in soy sauce and red boat fish sauce and coat them completely with black and regular sesame seeds and then give them a hot and fast sear on each side, about 90 seconds per side.

     

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  • IrishDevlIrishDevl Posts: 1,390
    If sushi quality I just sear it on each side and basically eat it raw (sliced).  Depending on mood I either just 1.) get some soy and wasabi or 2.) I make a spicy mayo; mayo (Hellmans), sirachi sauce and some spicy asian oil.  Very popular in sushi restaurants.  Also great on a sandwich, lettuce onion etc...
  • GrannyX4GrannyX4 Posts: 1,479
    I cook it like Travisstrick but I stir in wasabi powder and it's a keeper.

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  • AUKevinAUKevin Posts: 10
    North State, I didn't get the invite, so how did it turn out?
    the burg
  • edited January 2012

    AUKevin,

    The Old North State is the Official Song for the great state of North Carolina, which proudly produces the greatest BBQ on the planet.  You Alabama folk can only dream about the stuff we make on a bad day.   

     "Where the weak grow strong and the strong grow great, Here's to "Down Home," the Old North State!"

    Med & XL

  • edited January 2012
    Thats to everybody who helped me out.  Tuna was amazing.  1 min per side on the Cast Iron grate @ 425.  Crusted with sesame seed, corriander, and sea salt.   image

     "Where the weak grow strong and the strong grow great, Here's to "Down Home," the Old North State!"

    Med & XL

  • boatbumboatbum Posts: 1,273

    Just saw those photos -- that looks fantastic.

     

    Cookin in Texas
  • Hi54puttyHi54putty Posts: 1,872
    well done
    XL,L,S 
    Winston-Salem, NC 
  • AUKevinAUKevin Posts: 10
    Looks good. I think we know one thing for sure NC and AL BBQ is better than any of crap in VA.
    the burg
  • GezrGezr Posts: 154
    "I think we know one thing for sure NC and AL BBQ is better than any of crap in VA."

    Hold on, this could get UGLY.
    L-)
    If you don't think too good, don't think too much.

    Afton, VA
  • edited January 2012
    AUkevin is 100% correct. Virginia BBQ is pretty lacking. Embarrassing really.

     "Where the weak grow strong and the strong grow great, Here's to "Down Home," the Old North State!"

    Med & XL

  • Hi54puttyHi54putty Posts: 1,872
    AUKevin-
    Since when is Alabama allowed to lump itself in with NC when evaluating BBQ? Don't get ahead of yourself. 
    XL,L,S 
    Winston-Salem, NC 
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