Grilled Fresh Tuna
When you see fresh tuna at the market and your grocery budget is in a flush mode, buy it, slather the seasonings over and let it kiss a hot grill. Most people like their tuna on the rare side, that's why I say let it kiss the grill. If you enjoy your fish cooked through, offer no apologies, we all like what we like and if rare anything grosses you out, cook it exactly how you enjoy eating it.
3 pounds fresh Ahi or Yellowfin tuna
3 large garlic cloves, minced
1 inch piece of fresh ginger, minced
4 tbsp. soy sauce
4 tbsp. grapeseed oil or peanut oil
Method: 1. Mix together the garlic, ginger, soy and oil in a small bowl. Place the tuna in a shallow tray, pour the marinade over top, turn the tuna over to saturate both sides, let the tuna sit in the marinade for a least 1 hour.
2. Heat the BBQ to high, grill the tuna one side at a time. Be very careful not to continually turn the fish, if you do it will result in a tough dry fish. The secret is to turn it only once. Remember, this is not hamburger, it is hugely expensive tuna, so don't wreck it thinking you're the grill flipper in a diner.