Grilled Mediterranean Ahi Tuna

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Grilled Mediterranean Ahi Tuna

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 4
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 229.2
  • Total Fat: 5.3 g
  • Cholesterol: 82.2 mg
  • Sodium: 357.5 mg
  • Total Carbs: 0.5 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 0.1 g
  • Protein: 42.5 g

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Introduction

Ahi Tuna (Yellowfin) Steaks Grilled with a Mediterranean Flair. Yellowfin Tuna or Ahi Tuna is usually served either Raw, as in sushi or Seared. or Grilled. When I first had this tuna grilled in spain with olive oil and salt I couldn't believe it was fish at all. This recipe is a bit of a cross between seared italian style and Spanish grilled. Ahi Tuna (Yellowfin) Steaks Grilled with a Mediterranean Flair. Yellowfin Tuna or Ahi Tuna is usually served either Raw, as in sushi or Seared. or Grilled. When I first had this tuna grilled in spain with olive oil and salt I couldn't believe it was fish at all. This recipe is a bit of a cross between seared italian style and Spanish grilled.
Number of Servings: 4

Ingredients

    4 5oz Uncooked Fresh or Frozen ( thawed) Ahi Tuna Steaks 1 inch thick

    1 tbsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil
    1/2 tsp Salt - Kosher
    Lemon Juice from 1 wedge of lemon 1/2 tsp
    1/4 tsp Cracked black pepper freshly ground
    1/2 tsp finely chopped oregano or 1/4 tsp dried
    1/4 tsp red pepper flakes or dash crushed dried
    1 tsp finely chopped basil or 1/4 tsp dried
    Garlic, 1 clove minced fine


Directions

1) Preheat Outside Grill on Medium High setting when you start your prep. Or start your charcoal grill about 30 minutes before you plan to grill tuna.

2) Pat tuna steaks with paper towels to remove excess moisture then place in a shallow dish.

3) Mix all spices with oil and lemon juice in a small bowl with a fork or wisk. Allow to rest for at least 5 minutes to blend together.

4) Brush mixture on both sides of Tuna steaks and allow steaks to rest for another 5 minutes.

5) Grill steaks on hot grill 2-5 minutes on each side to attain desired doneness. For well done there should still be some pinkness to the center. Most prefer barely warm red centers. Be Brave, you will be surprised at the flavorful moistness and un-fishyness of this Tuna!

Overcooking to a uniform color would be a sad waste of a great dish!



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  • Incredible!
    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
    I am the leader for the Mediterranean Way Team and I've suggested this recipe to them. I thought it was "Perfection!" - 6/23/10

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  • Incredible!
    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
    Delicious! I cooked it exactly 2 minutes on a panini grill set to high. It was absolutely perfect with a cool red center. I think the secret is bringing the tuna to room temperature just before you put it on the grill. I served this with a side of brown & wild rice and fresh pico de gallo. - 8/26/09

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  • Incredible!
    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
    I put this on the george foreman grill and it turned out wonderful. Quick and easy! - 3/29/09

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  • Incredible!
    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
    This fish was wonderful, different then the standard tuna recipes! - 7/19/08

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    I signed on to this site just to rate this a 5. It is delicious! My husband that doesn't eat fish liked it very much. I cooked my 1" steak 3 min on one side and 2 on the other. (On the grill) Fish has residual cooking so 1 minute later I tasted it and ended up eating half.....try this recipe - 7/16/15

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