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Muscle Food Mondays- BBQ Tuna Steaks

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So i had a manic weekend with a massive mud run over the Nuclear races in Ongar it was super fun and i will probably make a blog on it over the week at some point. But i wanted to post something for my BBQ series and was raiding the fridge as i hadn’t really accounted for how busy i would be over the past 2 day. now my BBQ has a pan frying option on the side so i am going to quickly show you a way to do a tuna steak for those who enjoy foods other than your traditional meats. With the weather in mind its not exactly BBQ time of writing so i will do this inside but the method is the same. lastly when i was considering how to flavour this the rest of the BBQ range has made me consider that this dish does not need to pack a whole bunch of flavour as there is allot of strong flavours in the pallet already so i have kept it simple

 

Ingredents

  • 1 Tuna Steaks
  •  1 Lemons
  • Pinch of Salt
  • Pinch of Pepper

Method

  1. Pre heat pans to a medium to high heat
  2. Rub salt and pepper into the tuna steaks
  3. Glaze with a tiny bit of oil on all sides
  4. Cook fast no more than 90 seconds per side
  5. slice up a lemon and pour over the juice when done and serve

This works well with a salad to balance out some of that rest meat your going to consume in vast quantities it also give you a cooking option for this that are not red or white meat eaters. and it will make them still part of the BBQ experience.

Hopefully the weather this weekend is better than today and you can get the BBQ out

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Muscle Food Monday-Spicy Seared Tuna Steaks

so a while back i ordered some Tuna Steaks and with xmas and the holidays being all chicken, turkey, beef and and pork. i have wanted something different for dinner and i enjoyed last weeks tuna lots s i have gone with tuna again but something more complex i wanted to make it interesting so after doing some home work on what spices to use we have come up with this.

please note my pictures have the ingredients to serve 1 person as i was cooking for my self.

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Big range of ingredients here prep the tastebuds

 

Ingredients (serves 2)
– 2 wild tuna steaks (6-8oz each or go bigger if you can handle it!!)
– 1 Tbsp paprika
– 1 tsp of each: ground mustard, garlic powder, ground nutmeg, allspice, ginger, cayenne pepper, tumeric, red pepper flakes, coriander
– salt and pepper to taste
– 1 tbsp olive oil

 

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look at all those colours!!!

Directions:

  1. Mix spices together in a small bowl.
  2. Evenly distribute olive oil onto tuna steaks
  3. Rub the spice mix all over the steaks.
  4. Throw on the grill (med-high heat) for about 3 min / side.  If you prefer it more rare in the middle (which is how it’s supposed to be served), don’t leave it any longer.  Depending on how thick your steaks are, you may not need 3 min/side.
  5. Enjoy!
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This is where it got messy

 

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Dry fry that Asparagus not too fast tho otherwise it will just burn

 

 

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Cooking time mmmmmmmm

 

 

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Muscle Food Monday- Tuna Stakes with Steamed veg and Panchetta bacon

ok so wanted to make a real simple tuna dish that is easy to make and tastes great. decided on this as i had a few tuna steaks in my freezer from a order i made before xmas. this would be a great easy lunch or a quick dinner for those who don’t want anything complex or takes allot of time to make.

Ingredients

  • 1 x Tuna steak
  • 250g diced vegetables fresh or frozen
  • 1 packet  of Panchetta bacon or dice up some bacon.

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Method

Timings here are the key bits

 

1. Place the veg in a steamer or in a saucepan bring to the boil and cook for 20min to soften the veg

2. place bacon in a frying pan and slowly heat for 15 min i had this on half heat and had no oil in the pan so the fat of the bacon melted off and became a protective liquid for the pan.

3. depending on how you want your tuna done you will need to time this i gave my tuna 2 min each side and again i dry fried it. so with 4 min spare i put the tuna on and flipped over after 2 min.

4. place veg and bacon in colander to drain water off and mix together.

5. serve everything on a plate and enjoy.

 

 

 

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