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Sunday, January 8, 2012

Okie Meets Ahi

I have not had the pleasure of tasting ahi tuna and definately didn't have a clue as to how to go about preparing the fish.
When my local grocery store had some great looking ahi steaks on hand, I turned to my talented friends at Big Poppa's Pelletsmoking.com Forum for help.

I drizzled the steaks with olive oil and let them chill overnight.... per Scooter's recommendation.
Then sprinkled them with a dry rub as Big Poppa suggested...



I used Big Poppa's Desert Gold (cause I love the stuff :)).



Onto the Hasty Bake (suggested by Big Poppa) for a high-heat sear...



Followed Carter's advice and seared for a few seconds on each side to keep the steaks a bit rare...





Sliced the ahi and served with an onion sauce and cilantro leaves which Scooter provided.. ( the recipe, not the sauce and leaves. :))





Then made lettuce "roll-ups" using T-bone's family favorite recipe with an orange juice, soy, vinegar, ginger, garlic sauce drizzled on top.....





I LOVED it! :)
Not sure if you will see this post but Thanks for the help friends!

I hope the grocery store gets another shipment in. I want to try one of Big Poppa's citrus marinated recipes and Jim's suggestion of using the flat side of a " Grill Grate" .
I see more tuna in my future. :)

22 comments:

Chris said...

No ahi tuna? You're so self sufficient I figured you had a tuna pond somewhere there :) ;)

The tuna looks perfect, it's one of the few fish I like.

LindaG said...

Interesting post, Cowgirl.
Hope you have a wonderful week! :)

lisa said...

I love this kind of tuna! I am seafood lover though, and there is not to much I don't like! Looks like it turned out very good for you.

Rueben said...

Now you're talking my language Cowgirl. Great job on the ahi. Beautifully done.

Don't forget to brine and smoke some for the best smoked ahi flavor and this is what Lupe uses on her ahi deviled eggs. I just smoke the ahi a little longer for that one.

Looking forward to some more Cowgirl Ahi adventures....

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cowgirl said...

Chris, you're giving me ideas... Thanks! :)

cowgirl said...

Thank you Linda! I enjoyed the ahi...hope to try it again sometime.
Have a great week. :)

cowgirl said...

Thanks Lisa! I love seafood too... wish I lived closer to an ocean. :)
Hope you have a great week!

cowgirl said...

Thank you Rueben! I wish I could cook half as great as you do. I want to try to make your smoked ahi and Lupe's eggs again. :)
Good to see you posting again!

TW said...

Mmm isn't it just so yummy? Your presentation is beautiful, as well. You're making me want tuna steaks and it's not even ten a.m...

David said...

Beautiful tuna. A quick sear is perfect. And the citrus ginger sounds devine! You always do that to me! Now I have to go find something to eat! :-)

panthers76 said...

Jeanie,

Try that with your Asian pork tenderloin marinade. Just back off on the 5 spice a bit...

Lookin good...

Bill

JazzCat said...

Jeanie, i've had at restaurants (and prepared myself) ahi many times, but never the way you presented it here... yours is an absolutely fantastic creation that is almost too good to eet!
Please contact me when your Dining Experience opens!
Your cookin' blows me away!

cowgirl said...

TW Thanks! That was my first taste of ahi...and I'm hooked! :)
Hope you have a great week!

cowgirl said...

David Thanks!! :)

cowgirl said...

Hi Bill, good to see ya! Thanks for the idea.. It sounds great! :)

cowgirl said...

Thanks Jazz!! Good to see ya too. :)
I checked that cooking forum you mentioned. I don't own one of their cookers but I might stop by to read.
Thanks! :)

Old Smoke said...

Jeanie
Isn't ahi great....You make it look so good. Now the smoked spam (with Habanero Death Dust, my spin on your brown suger/cayenne pepper) and poached eggs I'm having for brunch just doesn't seem near as good....:)

Have a good week.

cowgirl said...

Heck Rick your spam sounds great!!
I have never tried Habanero Death Dust.. it sounds like it might have some kick to it. :)
I loved the ahi... I'm hooked for sure. :)
Hope you have a great weekend!

Buddy said...

hay that looks like a Floridian cooked it... ;)) i'll have to get some fresh stuff. Buddy.

cowgirl said...

Hey Buddy, it's good to see ya!! :)
I bet you are a pro at cooking Ahi...and any other kinds of fish!
Thanks. :)

cookin willie said...

Hello Cowgirl Cookin Willie here. I use ahi tuna for sushi and that is primarily what most people use it for. I will have to post some of my sushi I make on my blog. I love the tuna.

cowgirl said...

Hi Willie, It's good to see you! Are you still dutch oven cooking?
I loved the ahi, hope the grocery store gets more of it in. :)
Thanks, I will keep an eye on your blog. :)