Spicy Grilled Tuna
1/3 C. Olive oil
1 t. Salt
2 t. Cayenne pepper
1/3 C. Lemon juice - fresh
3 lg Cloves garlic, minced
3 lg Shallots, minced
2 t. Ground cumin
1 bunch Cilantro, leaves only, finely chopped
6 Pieces (6 ounces each) of tuna fillet
Vegetable oil, for greasing the grill
Lemon wedges, for garnish
In a small mixing bowl, combine the olive oil, salt, cayenne pepper, lemon
juice, garlic, shallots, cumin, and about 3/4 of the cilantro (reserve the
remaining cilantro for garnish).
Place the tuna fillet in a large glass or ceramic dish. Rub your fingers over
the fish to check for and remove any remaining bones, and pour the marinade over
the tuna. Make sure the fish are evenly coated on both sides and marinate for 1
hour in the refrigerator, turning once.
Brush a grill or broiler pan with vegetable oil and heat it to high heat. Grill
the fillets for 4 to 5 minutes on each side, until done to your liking. Garnish
with the remaining cilantro and the lemon wedges.
Yield: 6 servings