Time for some lean and juicy beef tenderloin
of the sea! Well you got the hint. Tuna
fish has earned the title of being juicy enough to replace beef tenderloin and
that is perhaps why it is now known to be the fleshiest fish found in the deep
Trust us on this one! When cooked right, tuna fish can easily replace the juiciest roast beef or lamb! The secret lies in the technique used in cooking up a tender tuna steak.
While tuna sandwiches have long earned all the
fame, it is about time this delicacy gets the TLC it needs in order to
tantalize the taste buds to the max. There is a whole cuisine dedicated
entirely to grilling and smoking fish and we are here to let you in on those secrets.
If you are in for some juicy grilled fish, get your utensils out and read on
“How to Grill Tuna Steaks The Right
While the marinade and the quality of the fish are key here, it all boils down to the searing technique you apply to your fish. If you are really looking for restaurant quality gourmet cooking, we would highly recommend investing in a quality smoke oven.
Once you have your smoker set in place, you
have a whole aisle of recipes to explore. There are tonnes of techniques
involved in cooking up some top notch tuna steak but what tops it the most is
the smokey flavor of slow cooked tuna that you can only get when you let it
simmer in a smoke oven.
Let the savory goodness of a smoke oven take
you right back to the heart of Seattle with the tiniest bit of effort and
perfect results each time. An offset smoker is truly worth an investment when
it comes to delicious long and slow easy cooking. Camp
Chef’s SmokePro DLX Pellet Grill is quite the choice.
If offset smokers are not the thing for you
than you can surely try out the Traeger grills. Sturdy and fully automated,
Traeger grills give you an option to control your cooking session through even
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Once you have your brine set, make sure you
leave your tuna steaks marinating in there for a good four hours.
Preheat your smoker oven to 250 F and add the
apple flavored wood to it. Cherry wood goes well too with tuna. Brush the
fillets with some low sodium soy and place them on a clean grill that has been
moistened with a little oil.
All you have to do now is wait for the deliciousness
to cook for just 1 hour now and it’s good to go. Don’t forget to flip the steak
once in between the session.
Best sauce for tuna steak
Now what’s a steak without some good old
ginger sauce? We thought we should turn up the basic ginger sauce recipe up a
notch and add a tangy orange kick to it. All it takes is some oil heated up in
a pan but be careful not to burn the oil. Put the heat on a low setting before
you add a knob of butter to it. The oil in the pan will prevent the butter from
Add the key ingredients to the pan now; ginger
and the chile flakes and cook it till the ginger gets rid of its raw crunch.
Now it’s time to increase the heat a little with the added splash of some
freshly squeezed orange juice. Once it comes to a boil, add your brown sugar to
it along with a dash of soy sauce and lime juice but remember the rule of thumb
though, a little goes a long way.
Let the broth simmer till it reduces to
one-quarter of what it was. This will take about 8 to 10 minutes on medium heat
and that’s all there is to it. This is
hands down the best sort of tangy sauce that compliments all sorts of fish,
Tips to keep in mind when cooking tuna
As delicate tuna flesh is, attention to detail
is necessary here. The right temperature is crucial with fish. Ideally, the
temperature should range between 190-200 degrees Fahrenheit for a tuna steak so
you may want to keep an eye on that thermometer. A cast iron skillet is quite a
safe option to use but when you are smoking tuna fish, we would rather
recommend you don’t use a skillet at all. Placing the steaks right onto the
grill of a quality smoker is what will give it the optimal flavor of the smokey
Another handy tip to get the most out of your
fish is to keep it on the top shelf of the smoker which is presumably the
farthest away from the fire box. Any sort of meat when being smoked should in
fact be placed on the top shelf of the smoker. Anywhere closer to direct heat
will give the meat a tougher texture. A water pan right above the firebox with
some stems will work like a charm. It will add the earth flavor and aid in
retaining the tenderness of the steak.