There is very little in this world that I love more than a delicious fish. Specifically a delicious, barely cooked fish; toss a slab of tuna on a plate, pass the plate over the grill to put it on the table, and call me a happy man. So when I was feeling indulgent recently, I headed over to my neighborhood fishmonger (the supermarket near my house) and picked up a tuna steak.
Simple Soy Marinated Tuna Steaks
1/4 C soy sauce
1/4 C rice vinegar
2 tsp sugar
2 tsp sesame oil
1 small onion
sushi grade tuna steaks
The recipe is simple. Slice up a small onion and toss it in a big ziploc bag with the soy sauce, rice vinegar, and sesame oil. Add a couple teaspoons of sugar to cut some of the acid. If you want to play around with it, try adding a little ginger or some hot pepper flakes. Put the steaks into the bag, seal it, and shake it up. Toss the bag in the fridge for 30-40 minutes to let the tuna marinate, turning the bag over about halfway through.
Take the steaks out sprinkle them with some coarse salt and pepper. Throw them on the grill for a couple of minutes, flip them, and take them off while they're still rare and awesome. Consume and savor the offering of the majestic tuna.