Grilled Spicy Tuna
(This is an old recipe that has been removed from my site, but I am leaving the printer-friendly recipe here in case the recipe has some fans.)
(Makes enough marinade for 2-4 pieces of tuna.)
thick cut pieces of tuna, one per person
Marinade Ingredients (enough for 2-4 pieces of tuna):
1/4 cup olive oil
2 T red wine vinegar
1 T soy sauce
1 tsp. garlic powder
1 tsp. fish rub or seafood seasoning
(I used Pride of Szeged Fish Rub. Trader Joe’s also makes a good seafood seasoning. See note below if you don’t have seafood seasoning in your spice collection.)
1 tsp. hot pepper flakes (like the kind you sprinkle on pizza, or use your favorite hot sauce)
Combine marinade ingredients. Put tuna in zip loc bag and pour marinade over. Marinate in refrigerator 1-3 hours. (As a general rule, don’t marinate fish too long or the acidy ingredient in the marinade starts to “cook” the fish.)
To cook, oil your grill with a piece of paper towel dipped in olive oil, then preheat charcoal or gas grill to high. (You can only hold your hand there about 2 seconds when the grill is high.) Drain marinade and grill fish 4-6 minutes on each side. (Use this as a guide: 4 minutes per side for medium rare, 5 minutes per side for medium, six minutes per side for well done.) If you want those lovely grill marks, be sure grill is very hot, lay tuna diagonally on the grill, wait three minutes, rotate, wait three minutes and cook less time on the other side.
Note: For those who don’t have seafood seasoning, the Pride of Szeged Fish Rub contains paprika, pepper, salt, lemon juice, and spices. Trader Joe’s Seafood Grill and Broil has brown mustard seeds, lemon peel, black pepper, onion, lemon, thyme, chile pepper, celery seeds, bay leaves, basil, fennel, oregano, and red pepper. Choose the ingredients you like and make your own spice rub for fish.