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Quick Sear Tuna Steak Salad w pics

SmokinVOLfan

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Wife has been wanting me to do Ahi tuna for awhile now as its one of her favorites and every time I run by the store I always forget to look to see if they have any(usually too worried about other meat and beer haha). Well I picked up a nice 3 pack of fresh yellowfin tuna steaks yesterday for $10.

Here they are fresh out of the package.

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Patted them dry then squeezed fresh lemon juice on them. Seasoning was simple. Fresh CBP, pink sea salt, and sesame seeds.

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Had a couple small NY strips that I needed to cook too so why not.
Soaked in Yeungling and coated in montreal steak seasoning.

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Got out one of my CI pans for a quick sear as we like these pretty rare.
Used the side burner on my gas grill.
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After the flip.
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And done. On the CI for all of about 2 minutes.

Got the steaks on with some butter in the pan.

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After the flip.

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Here is where it smelled so good I forgot to get better pictures.

Here are the steaks done but with no sliced shot.

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Money shot on the tuna steak.

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And dinner is plated.
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Steaks got saved for a couple lunches but had great flavor. Love using the combo of Yeungling and MSS.

Man the flavor of the tuna was great. I would have preferred a little cayenne on them but they were still outstanding. Used a little bit of store bought greek feta vinaigrette dressing on the salad. This was quick, easy, and good. Prep was 5 minutes. Cook time was 2 minutes. Rest time was 5 minutes. Will be checking the store more often for tuna steaks! Thanks for looking.

John
 

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that's a nice looking plate, one of these days I will actually try the real tuna.
 

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That looks fantastic! The wife and I really like tuna steak. It's not real easy to find around here and when you do it's pretty pricey. Always looking for sales... Yours looks very nicely done! LIKE!
 

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Wife has been wanting me to do Ahi tuna for awhile now as its one of her favorites and every time I run by the store I always forget to look to see if they have any(usually too worried about other meat and beer haha). Well I picked up a nice 3 pack of fresh yellowfin tuna steaks yesterday for $10.

Here they are fresh out of the package.

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Patted them dry then squeezed fresh lemon juice on them. Seasoning was simple. Fresh CBP, pink sea salt, and sesame seeds.

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Had a couple small NY strips that I needed to cook too so why not.
Soaked in Yeungling and coated in montreal steak seasoning.

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Got out one of my CI pans for a quick sear as we like these pretty rare.
Used the side burner on my gas grill.
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After the flip.
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And done. On the CI for all of about 2 minutes.

Got the steaks on with some butter in the pan.

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After the flip.

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Here is where it smelled so good I forgot to get better pictures.

Here are the steaks done but with no sliced shot.

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Money shot on the tuna steak.

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And dinner is plated.
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Steaks got saved for a couple lunches but had great flavor. Love using the combo of Yeungling and MSS.

Man the flavor of the tuna was great. I would have preferred a little cayenne on them but they were still outstanding. Used a little bit of store bought greek feta vinaigrette dressing on the salad. This was quick, easy, and good. Prep was 5 minutes. Cook time was 2 minutes. Rest time was 5 minutes. Will be checking the store more often for tuna steaks! Thanks for looking.

John
Beautiful presentation. I hope no hot butter fell on puppy dog! Hahahaha!
 

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All looks great! Man we love seared rare tuna like that. I sometimes whip up a dipping sauce for it of either mayo, sesame oil and soy or mayo and wasabi.
 

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Nice use of the Yeungling, John! Better use basting than drinking, lol.

Very nice tuna steaks! They look delicious, it’s been awhile since I did tuna steak.

Like!
 

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We do tuna steaks every 2-3 weeks. I prefer it a little more cooked than rare.
I hope yours was PBF to kill the parasites.
I love rare steak.
Wife on the other hand is a grill it to kill it fan.
 

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I freak'in love tuna steaks, we get them right of the boats here which is lucky for us.
But I'd give up tuna completely if we could get Yeunglinger out here.:emoji_thumbsup::emoji_thumbsup::emoji_thumbsup:
 

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The only tuna I've every had was in a can, usually with a Bumble Bee label attached. Hopefully this winter I can change that. Your plate looks mighty good John.

Point for sure
Chris
 

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Perfectly cooked tuna!
Love that stuff!
Al
 

SmokinVOLfan

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That looks fantastic! The wife and I really like tuna steak. It's not real easy to find around here and when you do it's pretty pricey. Always looking for sales... Yours looks very nicely done! LIKE!
Thanks! I too am always looking for sales. These were pretty good priced 3 fresh good size steaks for under $10. If you guys have Kroger's there that's where I got these
 

SmokinVOLfan

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Beautiful presentation. I hope no hot butter fell on puppy dog! Hahahaha!
Thanks man! Haha yeah nothing fell on the dog. She sits there while I grill and just stares at me while I am cooking just waiting for me to drop something.
 

SmokinVOLfan

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All looks great! Man we love seared rare tuna like that. I sometimes whip up a dipping sauce for it of either mayo, sesame oil and soy or mayo and wasabi.
Thanks Jcam! The dipping sauce is a great idea! I wanted to make a soy ginger type dressing for the salad but ran out of time.
 

SmokinVOLfan

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Nice use of the Yeungling, John! Better use basting than drinking, lol.

Very nice tuna steaks! They look delicious, it’s been awhile since I did tuna steak.

Like!
Thanks Joe. Yeah general rule of thumb is 1/2 a Yeungling for the steaks...6 for the cook haha.
 

SmokinVOLfan

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We do tuna steaks every 2-3 weeks. I prefer it a little more cooked than rare.
I hope yours was PBF to kill the parasites.
I love rare steak.
Wife on the other hand is a grill it to kill it fan.
Thank you! I am the same way...luckily my wife is too. With beef the more red the better. She loves sushi too so almost rare tuna is right up her ally.
 
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