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how do you marinade tuna steaks?

i had a wonderful seared tuna sandwich the other day at breadbar in LA. we couldnt get over what seemed to be some sort if soy marinade, it really gave it that "sushi touch" to the tuna. the ditzy waiter wasnt very helpful in asking the kitchen what their secret was so i put it to you - whats your best marinade for ahi tuna?

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  1. Just a simple teriyaki: soy sauce, mirin (or vinegar and brown sugar), and finely grated ginger.

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    1. re: Sam Fujisaka

      Having met Mr. Yoshida on a project, and since the wife grew up on the stuff we are partial to Yoshida's (basically teriyaki)... I do grate some ginger in there and thin it out a bit with soy sauce and rice vinegar.

      The other way I commonly do tuna loin is in Al Pastor spice rub... brushed up with an Al Pastor-Pineapple glaze.

      1. re: Sam Fujisaka

        Seconds here. Perfect. Simple 1-2 hrs a grill. Lime is good too, lots of options simple and grill medium rare for me. Perfect.

      2. soy sauce, ginger (fresh or powered) garlic honey and a bit of some citrus , if your so inclined a dash of hot sauce

        1. soy, rice wine vinegar, ginger, honey, chili paste

          1. I like soya, ginger, wasabi powder, and a little honey.

            1. soy sauce, brown sugar, wasabi powder , rice vinegar and Extra Virgin Olive Oil with some Roasted Sesame oil to boot.