Fresh Grilled Tuna Steak with green salad

Marinade the tuna

3-4 Fresh tuna steaks. Yellow or Blue fin will do and I like the darker red grades of tuna meat.
1 table spoon soy sauce
1 table spoon sesame oil
1 table spoon fish sauce
Juice of one lemon or lime
1 table spoon sesame seeds
½ cup fresh cilantro
3 cloves of garlic
3inch piece of ginger finely chopped

Marinade the tuna for about an hour.

1 Large bag mixed salad greens; spicy greens such as watercress will work just fine, or use a mix that you like best.
6 green onions, cleaned and chopped
4 Radishes cut in thin slices
2 tomatoes cut in thin wedges
Toss together the salad.

The Dressing

2-3 large carrots peeled
3 inches ginger
2 table spoons rice wine vinegar
1 table spoon sugar
1 table spoon sesame oil
Juice of one lemon or lime
2 table spoons salad oil
Two teaspoons sesame seeds

Combine ingredients in a blender or food processor, and puree. It should come out ass a thick slightly chunky paste. Set aside to dress the salad.


 Dry coating for the fish

½ cup whole sesame seeds
3 table spoon fresh coarse ground black pepper
3 table spoons sea salt

On a plate dip the marinated tuna steak into the dry mixture to cover both sides. Now is the time to get your grill ready. When the grill is good and hot Place the coated tuna over the coals. I like my tuna rare to medium rare, but some may want it cooked more completely. Be sure not to scorch the coating on the outside of the fish. Flip only once, and cook both sides, be careful not to break the coating on the outside of the fish. When the steaks are done cut into thin slices and arrange into a fan shape on the salad. Drizzle with salad dressing and enjoy.