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This delicious Grilled Ahi Tuna recipe and photo were shared with my by Karen
Calanchini, Food Stylist and Photographer, of Redding, CA.
Karen says, "Ahi tuna is always a wonderful presentation! We like it
served on a bed of steamed fresh spinach or sometimes creamed spinach, with an
array of beautiful sliced fresh tomatoes."
More of Linda's great
Tuna Recipes and also
How To Select, Buy, and Cook Fish.
Grilled Ahi Tuna Recipe
Barbecue and Grilling
Yields: 2 servings
Prep time: 15 min
Cook time: 5 min
1/8 cup (2 tablespoons) extra-virgin
1 tablespoon toasted sesame oil
Juice from 2 limes
1 green onion (white and green parts), sliced
1 tablespoon grated fresh ginger
1 thick cut sushi-grade Ahi
Lemon wedges (for garnish)
In a deep dish,
large enough to hold the tuna filet, whisk together the olive oil, sesame oil,
lime juice, green onions, and ginger; set aside in the refrigerator.
hour before you are ready to grill the tuna, place the tuna in the marinade,
spooning some marinade on top of the tuna. Let sit for 30 minutes, turn, and
repeat another 30 minutes.
Preheat barbecue grill (oil hot grill to help prevent sticking).
marinated tuna filet over direct heat, and cook only until grill marks form. As soon as you see
grill marks on the tuna, turn the tuna filet over and move the tuna to indirect
heat. Do not overcook the tuna or the meat will become dry and lose its flavor. It will have a white ring around the edges, but the
center will be very pink when done. Remove from grill and serve immediately.
Serve with lemon wedges.
Makes 2 servings.