Monday, August 4, 2014

Marinated and Grilled Ahi Tuna Steaks with Mango Salsa

You may have noticed I took the month of July off from this blog. My husband and I spent most of the month on the island of Kauai- celebrating his retirement.  While there, we made this grilled ahi tuna twice.  It was so good the first time, we did it again.  This is absolutely delicious.  We ate at some very nice restaurants, but my husband and I agreed that this meal that we made was the best meal we had while on vacation.

Marinated and Grilled Ahi Tuna Steaks
This marinade makes enough for 2-4 steaks.

2-4 tuna steaks
1 cup (or so) POG (Pineapple, orange, guava) juice or orange juice
1 cup soy sauce (please use Kikoman brand or another authentic Japanese brand.  It makes SUCH a difference)
3 Tablespoons olive oil
3 Tablespoons fresh lime juice
1 clove minced garlic
1 teaspoon(more or less to taste) garlic salt

Put all of the marinade ingredients in a ziplock bag, close, and mix with your hands.  Put the steaks in and mix and coat until they are well coated.  Marinate for at least 30 minutes.

Oil the grill and heat to very hot.  Put the steaks on the grill and cook for 5 minutes.  Turn the steaks over and brush them with the marinade.  Cook 4 1/2 to 5 minutes on that side.  Do not overcook.

Mango Salsa
This salsa is wonderful served with chips, too.  It makes a great topping for fish.
As with all salsa recipes, amounts are not exact.
1-2 large mango, diced
3 tomatoes, diced  (there should be about equal amount of mango and tomato)
1 small green pepper, diced
1-2 jalapeno' peppers, seeded and diced (if you like the heat, leave the seeds of 1 or both in)
a few green onions, chopped
a small bunch of cilantro leaves, chopped 
Lime juice, probably about 3 Tablespoons
Garlic salt or regular salt to taste

Mix all ingredients and put in the fridge for a little while.  It gets better as it sits.  Serve over the fish or as a dip with chips.