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Old 04-22-2007, 03:09 PM   #11
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Rare Tuna & Foodborne Illness

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Dry rub Jamaican jerk Seasoning, sear till medium rare at most, serve with red onion marmalade.

lightly blackened, on a bed of saffron and lemon grass basmati rice, with black bean&corn salsa.

Fennel crusted with fresh tomato concasse, kalamata olives, and fresh thyme. With garlic Roasted potatoes

Sesame Crusted, seared to rare(MR at most) with wasabi aioli and fresh lime. Noodles or rice, steamed bok choy.

Just some ideas...
Is there a fear of foodborne illness if we cook the tuna to MR? I had some seared tuna over a baby green salad that was delicious but I'm afraid to prepare it myself. What precautions do I need to take to ensure food safety? Is there a time frame within which I must prepare the tuna?
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Old 04-22-2007, 04:06 PM   #12
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Is there a fear of foodborne illness if we cook the tuna to MR? I had some seared tuna over a baby green salad that was delicious but I'm afraid to prepare it myself. What precautions do I need to take to ensure food safety? Is there a time frame within which I must prepare the tuna?

Reef fish can have some nasty side effects, namely Ciguatera poisoning. This is a result from bid up of naturally occurring toxins in algae that the fish eat.

Open water fish, like tuna, need to be stored properly to avoid scombroid, or histamine poisoning. It is a result of bacterial spoilage. It can be avoided by ensuring the fish is fresh, stored properly, and consumed soon after purchase.
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Old 04-27-2007, 12:15 PM   #13
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These all sound like wonderful ideas! Thanks for posting, my DH loves tuna steak and I have also been looking for more ways to prepare it. I love the onion marmalade and the Sicilian-style suggestions, I think he'll go for those!
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Old 04-27-2007, 12:32 PM   #14
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couple of pics of some tuna steak i cooked

i cook it tataki style

i put in the freezer for 20 minutes

season it with sea salt and cracked pepper

then i throw it in a skillet on HIGH with some almond oil in it

sear it for 2 minutes each side....

cover it in some form of a citrus glaze,

you're good to go!
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Old 04-27-2007, 02:22 PM   #15
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I like to marinate mine in Italian salad dressing for about 2 hours then grill. Easy to do since the oil and spices are already mixed!
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