Grilled Tuna Steak
Summer is fast approaching which, for those with a passion for food, is always something of a mixed blessing. The fine weather is great for encouraging people to get together to engage in some outdoor dining, however, this can often mean you’ll find yourself attending BBQ after BBQ where the fare on offer consists of nothing more than dangerously undercooked red meat…
If you want to shake things up a little when it’s you’re turn to host a get together, you can expand on the usual menu of hotdogs and burgers by adding some seafood into the mix. This is a great way of adding variety to proceedings and, fortunately, there a huge number of easy and delicious ways it can be done, tuna steaks being just one example.
For many people, tuna has such a rich, deep flavour that it needs no extra adornment, but it’s a very versatile fish and, if you’re feeling adventurous, there are a plethora of ways you can enhance it . When it comes to BBQs, one of the most effective ways to add some wow factor to your tuna steaks is to prepare a marinade.
The following is a recipe for a marinade I started experimenting with after I tasted my first Michelada, a refreshing yet spicy Mexican cocktail that combines soy sauce, Worcestershire sauce, Tabasco, salt and lime juice with larger. It has a pleasant kick, but shouldn’t be too much for the spice adverse to handle. To make enough for four steaks you’ll need;
- 1 tablespoon of soy sauce
- 1 tablespoon of Worcestershire sauce
- 1 tablespoon of Tabasco
- The juice from half a lime
- 1 tablespoon of olive oil
- 1 tablespoon of vinegar
- 1 tablespoon of sea salt
- A liberal sprinkling of cayenne pepper
Combine your ingredients in a baking tray and put your steaks down in the marinade to soak. Leave to refrigerate for a couple of hours, and flip the stakes over about half way through. Before cooking, take the tray from the refrigerator and let the steaks warm up to room temperature.
Keep the tray handy as you grill the stakes on your BBQ and apply the left over marinade as you cook. They should take about 10 minutes to grill, maybe less depending on the thickness of the steaks. Remember to turn them half way through.
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