Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Carribbean Marinated Ahi Tuna Steaks

In my quest to make Carribbean inspired dishes, I came across this recipe of marinated ahi tuna. To add a twist of the tropics, I made a few substitutions... and it was delicious! Oh, and if you have any Florida and/or Carribbean inspired dishes you've made recently or in the past, I hope you consider submitting it to my Floribbean Holiday Party. The deadline is this weekend!

Carribbean Marinade Ahi Tuna Steaks
original Joelen recipe
inspired by this recipe from AllRecipes.com

1/4 cup pineapple juice
1/4 cup soy sauce
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 tablespoon lime juice
2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
1 clove garlic, minced
1/2 teaspoon chopped fresh cilantro
1/2 teaspoon ground crushed red pepper chili flakes
4 (4 ounce) tuna steaks

In a large non-reactive dish, mix together the pineapple juice, soy sauce, olive oil, lime juice, parsley, garlic, cilantro, and crushed red pepper chili flakes. Place the tuna steaks in the marinade and turn to coat.

Cover, and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes.


Preheat grill or grill pan for high heat.


Lightly oil grill grate. Cook the tuna steaks for 5 to 6 minutes, then turn and baste with the marinade. Cook for an additional 5 minutes, or to desired doneness. Discard any remaining marinade.


I served this with lime scented couscous & grill roasted sugar snap peas & grape tomatoes.