I want to grill tuna steaks for Mother's Day and was wondering if anybody knew were I can find some as pretty as the ones at Whole Foods but maybe a better price than $19.99/ lb. I haven't checked Rouse's yet.
BTW, Tom Fitzmorris' recipe for grilled tuna and hot slaw is delicious!
You might not be too impressed with what they have at the Rouse's on Tchoupitoulas. I am almost never happy with the way their finfish look, and I almost never buy fish there. Langenstein's is probably the next best place to look Uptown, or maybe the Breaux Mart on Magazine which is much nicer since the renovation, but I've never specifically got tuna at either place that I can remember. Then of course Dorginac's, where I got some nice tuna steaks a few weeks ago because it was on sale.
Honestly we have become addicted to ahi (yellowfin) tuna. It's everywhere in FLA. Locally, we have tried some from the Mitchell's Fish Market (pricy too $18/Lb). Kroger has pretty decent ahi tuna for $9/Lb. We spray the tuna (sushi grade - "sashimi") very lightly w/ non-stickcooking spray. Sprinkle each side lightly with sea salt. Then coat & rub with preferred blackened seasoning. Drizzle with just a few drops of lemon juice. Sprinkle with desired amount of black pepper too. Sear on a grill pan on a hot grill. Not more than 2 minutes per side! You should see white all around the edges. The center will be pink (raw). Slice into thin strips. Serve with preferred sauce for dipping (Wasabi Flavored Dressing, Real Powdered Wasabi, Wasabi Sauce, Sushi Vinegar, Remoulade Sauce, Szechuan Sauce, Siracha Hot Sauce, Spicy Kewpie Mayonnaise). Happy Eating. Enjoy!
I haven't looked lately, but a few weeks ago I bought some beautiful tuna ("sushi grade")at Rouse's on N. Carrollton. I don't remember exactly how much it was, but it was definitely cheaper than $19.99/lb.
A few weeks ago, Rouse's ran an $8.99/lb tuna special...I usually shop at the one on West Esplanade in Kenner, and the seafood case is clean & tidy. BUT, if you're price sensitive, then it's worth the drive to Hong Kong Market on Berhman Hwy (westbank)...the going rate is usually $6.99/lb. It may be more due to the fisheries closure in the Gulf; then again, I understand that some (out of state) folks may be avoiding Gulf fish due to the oil spill association, so maybe it will be cheaper....another bonus of HKM's seafood--the tuna is in large loin pieces, and they cut off exactly how much you want. None of this pre-cut, 1" steak foolishness....you can have as big a slab as your pocketbook will allow.
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Susan Spicer's recipe for peppered tuna w/ Asian guacamole and hoisin dipping sauce is really good.