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Old 04-01-2008, 02:20 PM   #1
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ISO Sauce/Seasonings for Tuna steak

Hi, I'd like to make a sauce for a tuna steak. I'm not super great at making sauces so I was wondering if anyone has any ideas?

Also, I am on the "D" word (diet) so I can't just make some kind of butter sauce, it has to be somewhat low calorie.

Seasoning ideas would be appreciated as well.

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Old 04-01-2008, 03:04 PM   #2
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Personally, I'd skip sauce on tuna steak.

I'd make sure it was seasoned well, either with salt and maybe some herbs, or teriyaki or ginger-miso or something, and then grill and go with it.

Tuna is so nice and meaty that it doesn't need a sauce. But that's MO.
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Old 04-01-2008, 03:13 PM   #3
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Some sort of reduction spooned to the plate first would be nice. Balsamic, honey and cracked pepper. Maybe red wine and tad of dijon mustard. A soy or terriyaki glaze.

I would season then blacken one or two sides, sear and cook to a medium rare. Don't go crazy on the seasoning if your using a sauce or you could totally hide the tuna flavor.
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Old 04-01-2008, 03:15 PM   #4
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I treat tuna much like I treat beef steak...season and grill. No Sauce.
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Old 04-01-2008, 03:32 PM   #5
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Maybe a dill sauce would go well with tuna. Use light sour cream, dijon, lemon, and fresh dill, and a touch of black pepper.
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Old 04-01-2008, 03:42 PM   #6
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Maybe try a wasabi mustard sauce - mix wasabi with some lemon or lime and a little white wine - it's incredible!
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Old 04-01-2008, 03:44 PM   #7
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Maybe try a wasabi mustard sauce - mix wasabi with some lemon or lime and a little white wine - it's incredible!
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Old 04-01-2008, 03:48 PM   #8
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I am another who generally would go sauceless, but dkooks idea sounds really tasty.
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Old 04-01-2008, 03:49 PM   #9
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Could always try an Asian sauce, maybe some ginger, soy (dark and or light or both), a touch of rice wine vinegar and some sugar, brown or white, or honey.
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Old 04-01-2008, 03:52 PM   #10
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You could do a citrus reduction too.




......dang, I want some tuna now.
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Old 04-01-2008, 03:54 PM   #11
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For a grilled tuna steak there is nothing better than a homemade pico de gallo on top. If I have time I love a coulis made out of black beans, lime, cilantro, and some hot sauce (just give that a whir in the food processor or use a stick blender).

It presents a little fancier and certainly conforms to the "D" word
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Old 04-01-2008, 03:55 PM   #12
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How about grapefruit sauce? Had that on monkfish not too long ago - awesome!

Maybe add some toasted sesame seeds & top it off with that ...
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I like ginger on my tuna. I would take a little olive oil, fine julienne some ginger and saute that bit. Add a little white wine and soy sauce and let that cook down. Lay some of the sauted ginger over the fish and lightly drizzle with the liquid.
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Old 04-01-2008, 04:15 PM   #14
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AuntDot's recipe sounds really good too!! Anything with ginger and soy and a little sweetener is always tasty.
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Old 04-01-2008, 06:10 PM   #15
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I have a great remoulade recipe for any meaty fish - tuna, salmon, swordfish.

Ginger Remoulade

1 cup light mayo
2 tbsp. ketchup
1 tbsp. each finely minced ginger, parsley, onion, celery

Mix all ingredients, cover and refrigerate for an hour to meld flavors.
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Old 04-02-2008, 01:06 AM   #16
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I love teriyaki tuna steaks!!! Although my favourite is just to eat it raw.
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Old 04-02-2008, 02:49 AM   #17
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raw for me too, like bilby.

otherwise, coated with black and white sesame seeds, then seared so just the outer edge is cooked and seeds toasted.

sliced across the grain, then served with soy, wasabi, and ginger dipping sauce, with a touch of peanut butter.
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Old 04-02-2008, 09:47 AM   #18
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Wow, thanks for all the ideas! The wasabi recipes sound wonderful! (but I am impartial to it)

I'm going to try the balsamic/honey/cracked pepper reduction tonight as I know for sure I have the ingredients.
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Old 04-02-2008, 09:57 PM   #19
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Okay, tried it and loved it.

Good suggestion to spoon it on the plate. It was subtle enough and didn't overpower the fish.

That is my first reduction I've made...I'll have to do more of those, that was fun and made dinner a little more interesting.

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Old 04-03-2008, 12:36 AM   #20
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we have this cooking show called costal cuisine, where this chef called Tene Shake does
seafood everyday. he was doing tuna the other day, and he cut this big tuna steak that
was about 2 inches thick and about 5-6 inches tall. anyway he made a sauce consisting
of butter, honey and whiskey and he cooked that until it boiled and then served that as
a sauce over the cooked tuna. I hope that helps.
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