Marinated Ahi with a Cilantro & Honey Glaze

My neighbor is an avid fisherman -- lucky me!  He brought over some fresh Ahi and I decided to try something a little different with it's preparation.  I had recently picked up some honey from the farmers market and had a bunch of fresh cilantro so I let my mind wander...  The subtle sweetness of the honey coupled with the fresh cilantro is a wonderful glaze to top the marinated ahi.  Just delicious!
"The subtle sweetness of the honey coupled with the fresh cilantro
 is a wonderful glaze to top the marinated ahi."

2-3 Ahi Tuna Steaks
1/4 cup olive oil
1/4 cup fresh lime juice (about 2 limes)
1/2 teaspoon lime zest
3 Tbs. balsamic vinegar
3 garlic cloves, crushed and finely chopped
2 teaspoons ginger
1/3 cup fresh cilantro, chopped (reserve a bit for garnish)
1/4 cup honey
2 tablespoons olive oil


1.   In a glass bowl, combine olive oil, lime juice and zest, balsamic vinegar, garlic, ginger, and cilantro.

2.   Place tuna steaks in a large ZipLoc plastic and pour marinade over the steaks.  Seal bag and marinate in the refrigerator for 2 hours.

3.   In a small bowl, combine honey and olive oil.  Set aside.

4.   Heat a large non-stick skillet over medium-high heat.  (If you do not have a non-stick skillet, gently wipe a bit of canola oil over the bottom of the pan.)

5.   Remove steaks from marinade and place on hot skillet.  Cook for 1-2 minutes and gently turn; cook for an additional 1-2 minutes.  Steaks should be seared on the outside and rare on the inside.

6.   Remove steaks from skillet and place on cutting board.  Using a sharp knife cut steaks into 1/2" strips.

7.   Fan steak strips across place; brush honey mixture over each steak and sprinkle with cilantro.

8.   Serve and enjoy!


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