Ahi tuna steak marinaded with sesame oil, and ginger

Ahi tuna steak

This is by far the best marinade for tuna.  Today I tried it with a thick Ahi tuna steak.  I let it marinade overnight and the result was much better than last time that I marinaded for a few hours. You have to try it.  And no, no, you don’t want to overcook the fish.  Take it from a family that likes everything well done. Overcooked tuna is a disaster.


Ingredients (for 2 steaks)

  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1  tablespoons chilly sesame oil
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon ground ginger
  • 2 cloves minced garlic
  • 1  green onion, sliced
  • 2 teaspoons lime juice

How to make: Wash the steaks and place them in a glass container. Mix all the marinade ingredients. Shake to let the marinade spread uniformly. Cover tight with cling film and let it stand in the fridge overnight. When ready for dinner, heat well a tablespoon of olive oil (not listed in the ingredients) and cook the steaks at medium heat. If the steaks are really thing, less than a minute per side. The one you see in the photo, I cooked just a bit more than a minute per side and came out perfect! I always try the steak before taking it off the fire, though. I don’t want to guess if it’s ready, or overcook for fear it’ll be raw.



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