makes enough fish
for two people, but I have found that it
is far more salsa than you will need. You could probably get away with using
smaller than average vegetables, if it will just be two of you. The salsa and
the marinade scale very well, so this recipe should be just as good for large
Tuna isn't really a good grilling fish: it is too tender. If you are going
to grill tuna, be sure to use a spatula to turn it, and be very careful, or
it will fall apart.
- 2 good sized tuna steaks Any firm fleshed fish will be good. Sea Bass,
Grouper, Mahi-Mahi, Shark...
- 1/3 cup tequila I use good tequila. Patron Anejo. You use whatever
- 1/2 cup Triple Sec I prefer Grand Marnier, but I am sure Triple
Sec would work just as well.
- 3/4 cup fresh lime juice This is only about six limes, so go ahead
and squeeze them yourself, you will be happy you did.
- 1 Teaspoon salt
- 3 cloves garlic, minced
- 4 Tablespoons light olive oil
- 3 tomatoes, chopped
- 1 onion, chopped
- 1 jalepeno, seeded and minced
- 1 pinch white sugar
- 4 Tablespoons fresh chopped cilantro This isn't really very much fresh
cilantro. Get some from the store and cut it yourself. The results will be
- Fresh ground black pepper to taste. I am sure jarred pepper would work
just as well.
- Place the fish in a large, shallow dish. In a small mixing bowl combine tequila,
Triple Sec, lime juice, salt, garlic and olive oil. Pour mixture over fillets,
and rub into fish. Cover fish and marinate at room temperature for 1/2 hour,
turning the fillets once. Actually, if you combine the liquor, lime juice,
and salt into the bowl first, it makes an excellent margarita. I wouldn't try
it with the raw fish in it, though.
- Heat the grill to a high heat.
- In a medium size mixing bowl combine tomatoes, onions, chilies, cilantro,
sugar and salt to taste. Personally, a single jalepeno isn't going to be
very hot with all of that other stuff. try three, or so, to make it a little
- Remove fillets from marinade and pat dry. Reserve marinade. Brush the fillets
with oil and ground black pepper.
- Grill fillets for approximately 4 minutes per side. Tuna can be cooked
to taste, just like steak, but most people these days are kind of squeemish
about partially raw food, so give it a little longer, especially if they are
- While the fillets are grilling, boil the marinade in a medium size saucepan
for 2 minutes. Remove garlic cloves. Spoon marinade and tomato mixture over
the fish just before serving.