Epicurious.com is one of my favorite websites for food, but often their recipes are a bit bland for my tastes. I had some Ahi tuna at hand, searched for a recipe, and found this Ahi Tuna Kebab recipe which features a ginger-chile pepper marinade. Using this as a jumping off point, as well as reading some of the reviews, I came up with my own variant. This is absolutely delicious, and very easy to make!
- 1/4 c. seasoned rice vinegar (I used Trader Joe’s)
- 1/4 c. finely grated fresh ginger (I buy a lot, then freeze it – easy to grate, and it lasts!)
- 3 T. cooking oil
- 2 T. sesame oil
- 2 T. soy sauce
- 2 T. brown sugar
- 1/4 c. chopped fresh cilantro, with extra leaves for garnish
- 2-3 fresh serrano or jalapeno peppers, finely minced
- 1 lb. Ahi tuna, cubed into large cubes
- 2 bell peppers in different colors
- 2 Spanish onions
Create marinade using the vinegar, ginger, oils, soy, sugar, cilantro, and hot peppers. Whisk together in bowl, setting aside about 1/2 c. of the marinade. Pour the rest into a baggy, and add the cubed Ahi tuna. Marinate an hour or so.
Chop bell peppers and onions about the same size as the cubed tuna.
Preheat broiler. Prepare 3-4 metal skewers with alternating peppers, onion, and tuna. Spray with oil. Broil about 5 inches from broiler, turning about every 3-4 minutes until cooked as desired.
To serve, remove fish, onion, and peppers from skewers, and garnish with extra cilantro leaves. Spoon set-aside marinade over individual servings.
Suggested sides are edamame in the pods, white rice, and other fresh vegetables.