Ginger-Soy Marinated Tuna

ksajdfh;lksdfjThe salty taste of soy sauce is balanced by the sweetness of ginger in this asian style fish dish. To ensure freshness and flavor, be sure to use sushi-grade tuna.

Serving: 6
Prep Time: 70 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 85 minutes

Ingredients

2lb sushi quality tuna
1 1/2 tbsp cornstarch
1/3 cup water
1/3 cup soy sauce
1/3 cup sake
4 1/2 tbsp sugar
1 1/2 tbsp fresh ginger, minced
chopped scallions, greens only
1/2 dried chile, optional

Directions:

  1. Rinse the tuna under cold water and drain in a colander. Cut the steaks into six pieces and place in a bowl.
  2. Mix the remaining ingredients except the scallions in a medium size saucepan, and heat until thickened, stirring constantly over medium heat with a wooden spoon to prevent lumps. Let cool.
  3. Pour the marinade over the tuna and rub the mixture all over the fish. Cover with a plastic wrap and let it marinate for 1 hour if possible.
  4. Prepare a medium-hot fire for grilling, and brush the grill with oil. Place the grill about three inches above the coals. Grill the tuna for about 3 to 4 minutes on each side for rare, 5 to 6 for medium rare. (You may also sear the fish in a heavy frying pan, heating the pan until it is very hot, brushing it with oil and searing the tuna on both sides, covered, over very high heat.)
  5. Distribute onto plates, cover with scallion greens and serve immediately.

Nutritional Info:

Calories: 270
Total Fat: 8 g
Carbohydrates: 13 g
Protein: 36 g

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