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!