Grilled Tuna Steak

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Sustainable seafood by MSC certification

I wonder if grilling can get any simpler than this. Tuna is easy to season, fast to cook, tastes fresh and is healthy too. The trick however, is to find fish which is harvested sustainably.

I got four tuna steaks, ½ lb (250g) each, from the local store. They were 1” (2,5cm) thick but could have been thicker also. When picking your tuna steaks, you can ask to cut for your desired thickness.

The store keeper stressed that these tunas were certified by The Marine Stewardship Council. I had to look it up back home and it made a lot of sense. The Marine Stewardship Council is an international non-profit organization established to address the problem of unsustainable fishing.

Much have been said about the condition of our seas so by choosing the MSC certified seafood, you can rest assured it has been caught by fisheries which care for the environment. I like the idea of knowing there will be plenty more tuna also tomorrow.

Tuna is very lean fish so it overcooks and gets dry very easily. My simple rule is to keep high heat and cook only 90 seconds both sides. Tuna will remain medium rare and surface nicely seared.

Ingredients: Tuna, Salt, Pepper, Olive oil, Thyme

Seasoning: Brush some olive oil on top of every steak, sprinkle salt and pepper as much as you like, finish with some fresh thyme. Done!

Method: Prepare your grill for direct heat and use good quality charcoal. They burn high heat and smell very nice. Sear every steak 90 seconds (use kitchen timer) both sides, get off the grill and serve immediately.

Enjoy with fresh green salad.

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