Tuna

We've got a host of great recipes here on the site, but sometimes something simple is in order to really let the flavor of the fish come through. We know this because our customers are always asking us about basic fish cooking techniques. So, we've put together a primer for you on various ways to cook fish. If this doesn't answer your questions there is an abundance of information on the internet about how to cook fish. Just search on the type of fish you have and the cooking technique you want to employ. Another great source of information is the standby cookbook "The Joy of Cooking", which provides lots of cooking techniques and education on all types of fish.

Basic Fish Cooking Techniques

Tuna Kebabs with Ginger-Chile Marinade

1 Tbsp rice wine vinegar 2 Tbsp grated peeled fresh ginger 2 cloves garlic, grated 2 Tbsp peanut oil 2 Tbsp Asian sesame oil 2 Tbsp soy sauce 2 Tbsp honey 1 Tbsp chopped cilantro 1/3 jalapeno, seeded and minced Ground white pepper 1 ½ lbs tuna (1 ¼ inch thickness), cut into 1 inch… Read more »


Seared Tuna Steaks with Onion Marmalade

The meaty tuna works nicely with the flavorful marmalade.   Serves 4, but the marmalade is so delicious, you might want to double that part of the recipe. ¼ lb thickly sliced bacon ¼  cup olive oil 2 large onions thinly sliced ½ cup balsamic vinegar ¼ cup sherry vinegar ½ cup water 1 tsp salt… Read more »


John’s Grilled Tuna

1 ½ cups unsalted butter 2 Tbsp dry vermouth 3 Tbsp fresh orange juice 3 Tbsp grated orange peel 5 small garlic cloves, pressed 1 Tbsp steak sauce 1 Tbsp creole seasoning mix ¾ tsp hot pepper sauce 10 ¾ inch thick tuna or swordfish steaks Orange slices Cook first 8 ingredients in saucepan over… Read more »


Tuna with Pineapple and Peppers

Very healthy and tasty 4 tuna steaks, approximately 5 oz each 1 can pineapple chunks, drained, reserving juice ¼ cup soy sauce 3 cloves garlic, chopped or pressed 1 Tbsp grated fresh ginger 1 red bell pepper, cut into chunks 1 green bell pepper, cut into chunks Stir together the soy sauce, garlic, and 3… Read more »


Grilled Tuna with Herbed Aioli

¼ cup olive oil 2 Tbsp red wine vinegar 2 Tbsp chopped basil 2 tsp chopped fresh thyme 2 tsp dried tarragon 2 large garlic cloves, finely chopped 1/3 cup Mayonnaise 4 7oz tuna steaks, 1 inch thick Whisk first 6 ingredients in shallow dish for marinade.  Place mayonnaise in separate small bowl.   Whisk in… Read more »


Tuna Polynesian

The tuna is great with the slightly sweet and tangy sauce 1 Tbsp butter 2 green onions, chopped 4 cloves garlic, chopped 2 tsp fresh grated ginger 6 ounces tomato paste 1 Tbsp water 4 oz Teriyaki sauce ¼ cup honey 1 tsp sesame oil 1 tsp oyster sauce ¼ tsp hot oil 3-4 Tbsp… Read more »