Grilled Szechuan Tuna Steaks

Grilled Szechuan Tuna Steaks

Serves 4

Szechuan peppercorns, which have a brief tingly, numbing effect on the mouth when eaten, are a prized Asian ingredient. Look for them on grocery shelves next to other spices or Asian ingredients.

Ingredients: 
  • 1 tablespoon cracked Szechuan peppercorns plus 2 finely ground Szechuan peppercorns, divided
  • 1/4 cup low-sodium tamari
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped ginger
  • 4 (6-ounce) tuna steaks
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • Hot pepper sauce to taste
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Method: 

Put cracked Szechuan peppercorns, tamari, honey, ginger and 1/4 cup water into a wide, shallow dish and whisk together to make a marinade. Add tuna, turn to coat all over, then cover and refrigerate for 30 minutes. Preheat grill. Grill tuna over medium-hot coals, occasionally tossing peppercorns from the marinade onto the coals, until just cooked through. Meanwhile, mix mayonnaise, ground Szechuan peppercorns and hot pepper sauce together in a small bowl to make a sauce. Transfer tuna steaks to plates and serve with the sauce on the side.

Nutritional Info: 
Per Serving:400 calories (130 from fat), 15g total fat, 1g saturated fat, 5mg cholesterol, 890mg sodium, 19g carbohydrate (0g dietary fiber, 17g sugar), 44g protein
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