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Nov 7, 2005 10:55 AM

Bluefin Tuna recipes please!

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I have been graced with several pounds of high quality bluefin Tuna (Dark meat). What are your favorite ways to prepare this? (Please no sushi/sashimi)

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    A Fish Called Wanda

    How about seared or grilled? 1-2 minutes per side is all you need. Top with a little garlic butter and it's one of the best fish dishes on this planet. I like marinating it for couple of hours first, but it's not necessary.

    For marinade, I mix together:
    3 garlic cloves, minced
    3 inches of ginger root, peeled and minced
    1/3 cup teriyaki sauce
    1/4 cup sesame oil
    1/2 cup canola oil
    2 tsp chili pepper flakes
    1/2 tsp salt
    1/4 tsp black pepper
    3 Tbsp chopped cilantro

    If you'd like more details, see this recipe:


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    1. re: A Fish Called Wanda
      Das Ubergeek

      I do the same, but I use soy and a little pinch of sugar instead of teriyaki. Then I crust it with sesame seeds.

      Sear it, slice it thin, serve it over salad greens or in place of canned tuna in a niçoise salad*.

      Make some extra marinade (in a separate container), add some rooster (sriracha) sauce to it, have tuna tataki.

      It makes terrific sandwiches sliced thin with aïoli (garlic mayonnaise) and even better bành mí (Vietnamese sandwiches with aïoli, cilantro, hot chili peppers and pickled daikon and carrot on a crusty French roll).

      * To forestall the mountain of complaints I'm sure to get -- yes, I'm aware that canned tuna is the chief ingredient in niçoise salad, but it tastes horrible, so make your traditional niçoise salad and snigger at me, I don't care, I'll be eating my tasty salad with green beans and potatoes and seared ahi tuna.

      1. re: Das Ubergeek

        Canned tuna doesn't have to taste horrible, though the stuff available in the US mostly does.

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          Das Ubergeek

          Even the fancy expensive Italian packets taste horrible -- and that texture... ugh.

          At our farmers' market we have a vendor selling tuna they canned themselves... it's the tastiest I've found but it's still pretty horrid to me.