Szechuan Tuna Steaks

Szechuan Tuna Steak

Szechuan Tuna Steak


Makes 4 servings


4 tuna steaks (6 ounces each), cut 1 inch thick
1/4 cup dry sherry or sake
1/4 cup soy sauce
1 tablespoon dark sesame oil
1 teaspoon hot chili oil or 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
1 clove garlic, minced
3 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro


  1. Place tuna in single layer in large shallow glass dish. Combine sherry, soy sauce, sesame oil, hot chili oil and garlic in small bowl. Reserve 1/4 cup soy sauce mixture at room temperature. Pour remaining soy sauce mixture over tuna. Cover; marinate in refrigerator 40 minutes, turning once.
  2. Spray grid with nonstick cooking spray. Prepare grill for direct grilling.
  3. Drain tuna, discarding marinade. Place tuna on grid. Grill, uncovered, over medium-hot coals 6 minutes or until tuna is opaque, but still feels somewhat soft in center,* turning halfway through grilling time. Transfer tuna to carving board. Cut each tuna steak into thin slices; fan out slices onto serving plates. Drizzle tuna slices with reserved soy sauce mixture; sprinkle with cilantro.

Nutritional Information

Serving Size: 1 steak with 1 tablespoon sauce
Calories 284
Calories from Fat 36 %
Total Fat 11 g
Saturated Fat 2 g
Cholesterol 62 mg
Carbohydrate 2 g
Fiber <1 g
Protein 40 g
Sodium 631 mg

Dietary Exchange

Meat 5

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