When learning how to cook tuna steaks, you will want to know a little about the different types of tuna. When I buy canned tuna, I always get the white albacore; I like it so much better than the darker colored canned tuna. It is different when I am purchasing fresh tuna steaks to cook.
When I first learned how to cook tuna steaks, I looked for albacore steaks because I liked it in the cans. It has a very mild flavor and is very expensive so I thought it to be the best. I was convinced by a close friend that I would prefer the bluefish tuna over all the others. I found he was right; it has more oil in the meat and has a really good flavor. It is great for grilling which is why I wanted it.
I was also educated on the ahi tuna (some also call yellowfin tuna), which is what is so often served when eating out in the restaurants. I also really like the flavor of that but I think the bluefish is better. The ahi or yellowfin is more economical to purchase than the bluefish and is usually more readily available in the fish markets.
If you are learning how to cook tuna steaks, you will find that like most fish, tuna can be cooked in a variety of ways.
Learn how to cook tuna steaks on the grill or under the broiler.
Place steaks in a shallow dish (casserole dish 11X7 inches).
Grate lemon rind and squeeze the juice from lemon.
Combine juice, rind, basil, olive oil, salt and pepper; pour over tuna.
Cover dish and marinate in refrigerate 1 ½ hours; turn over one time.
Oil broiler rack or grill rack lightly with vegetable oil.
Arrange shelf about 6 inches from heat source; place tuna on rack.
Cook about 6 minutes on each side until fish flakes when tested with fork in center.
When you learn how to cook tuna steaks this will be one of your favorite recipes.
Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
Spray a baking sheet with cooking oil.
Lay the tuna steaks on the pan.
Mix together 1 tablespoon of lime juice, 1 tablespoon of orange juice, sugar and ¼ teaspoon salt.
Spread this mixture evenly over the tuna steaks.
Divide 1 tablespoon of mint over the fillets.
Bake about 10 minutes until the fish has cooked through.
Combine in a blender 1 Tablespoon of lime juice, 1 tablespoon orange juice, 1/4 teaspoon salt, 2 tablespoons mint, the mango, apricot nectar, ginger and curry powder. Blend until it becomes smooth.
Serve the roasted tuna steaks topped with the fruit puree.
If you are looking into how to cook asparagus, the following is a good recipe used with how to cook tuna steaks.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees
Grease a baking dish
Cut the cooked tuna steaks into bite size pieces
Sauté celery, green pepper and onion in butter. Add the tuna, soups, mayonnaise and parsley
Combine the tuna mixture with the noodles, asparagus, grated cheese, and pimento
Dump into prepared baking dish
Top with the crushed corn flakes and sliced almonds
Bake for 45 minutes
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Place onion slices and bay leaf in a shallow baking dish.
Season the fish steaks with salt, pepper and thyme; place on top of the onion slices.
In a small skillet, brown the almond slivers lightly in oil.
Add the chopped onion, lemon rind, parsley and wine.
Dissolve the bouillon cube in the boiling water; add to the sauce mixture.
Blend thoroughly and then pour over the tuna steaks.
Bake 20 to 25 minutes until fish flakes when tested with fork.
Serve with rice; serves 4.
NOTE: Wasabi and tahini can be purchased at Asian groceries.
Combine 1 tablespoon soy sauce and 1 teaspoon oil.
Add tuna and coat well; refrigerate for 15 minutes turning twice.
Heat grill or broiler.
Mix wasabi with 4 teaspoons hot water in small bowl; cover and set aside for 5 minutes.
In another bowl stir 2 tablespoons warm water into tahini.
Stir in wasabi paste, vinegar, mustard, sugar and garlic.
Add remaining 2 teaspoons soy sauce and 4 teaspoons oil; season with salt and pepper.
Season tuna with salt and pepper.
Grill about 4 minutes on each side until crusty on outside and rare within.
Transfer fish to plate; slice through the grain 1/3 inch thick.
In large bowl toss alfalfa sprouts with mushrooms and all but 2 tablespoons of the dressing.
Scatter spinach on four plates; arrange tuna on top and drizzle on remaining dressing.
Mound the salad on the tuna; sprinkle ginger on top.
Learn how to cook tuna steaks on a grill with lots of flavor.
Combine oil, soy sauce, garlic and beer; place steaks in a baking dish.
Pour oil mixture over the steaks; cover and refrigerate 2 to 3 hours turning occasionally.
Brush grill rack with oil; place rack over hot coals.
Remove steaks from marinade and place on grill rack; cook until done turning 1 time.
Serves 8 to 10.
Learn how to cook tuna steaks under a broiler in oven.
Brush each tuna steak with oil on both sides; place on broiler rack.
Brush a little garlic on top; sprinkle with salt; place under broiler until lightly browned about 3 minutes.
Carefully turn steaks over; brush again with oil and spread a little more minced garlic on top.
Return to oven and broil about 3 minutes longer or until fish flakes when tested with a fork.
Top each steak with a little lime juice and parsley to serve; serves 4.
Learn how to cook tuna steaks in a citrus marinade.
Combine orange juice, soy, ketchup, parsley, lemon juice, garlic, oregano and white pepper in a bowl.
Place tuna in a large zip lock bag; Pour liquid over the fish and seal bag tightly.
Refrigerate for 1 hour turning occasionally to marinate.
Coat food rack with oil spray; place rack over medium hot coals
Remove tuna from marinade (Reserve marinade); place tuna on the grill rack.
Cover with grill lid and cook 3 to 4 minutes on each side until fish flakes when pierced with fork.
Pour marinade in a small saucepan and bring to a boil; baste tuna with marinade as it cooks.