Friday, March 2, 2012

Simple Seared Ahi Tuna Steaks



Doing this site has resulted in a number of realizations, two of which are: 1) all natural lump charcoal is expensive, and 2) a lot of my friends don't eat meat. Rather than get frustrated, I encourage them to push the boundaries of their comfort level, in order that they might bask in the magnificent glow of the Big Green Egg experience. My usual response to "what should I bring to the BBQ?" is "something weird."

A pal brought over two pristine ahi tuna steaks from Whole Foods (not as weird as I was hoping). But we went to town on them nonetheless. Here's what you need:

2 substantial tuna steaks
1 cup soy sauce
1/2 cup lemon juice
1 clove crushed garlic (for each steak)
4 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
small amount of sea salt, to taste
fresh ground black pepper, to taste

In a shallow pan, over medium heat, pour that olive oil in there with the crushed garlic. As soon as its boiling, get it off the element, and stir in the rest of the ingredients. Once it's room temp-ish, dump it in a bag, where your tuna buddies should be waiting, eager to be transformed into motherfucking taste bombs. Refrigerate for about 30 minutes.

Meanwhile get your grill up to about 325. Rock them at approximately 2.563 minutes per side, or 3.5 - 4 minutes if they're substantial...and then bail hard.

I like my tuna simple. So I cut the tuna steaks into medallions and sprinkled them with chopped green onions.

Watching the group of vegetarians devour these ocean treasures yielded another realization: that they eventually will come understand the Meat Hunx way of life. It'll hit them when they least expect it. And then they can thank me profusely.

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