SEARED YELLOWFIN TUNA
WITH A CITRUS SALAD
1 yellowfin tuna loin, trimmed +/- 20cm length, 10cm diameter
1 handful fresh coriander, chopped
3 small stalks fresh lemongrass, chopped 1 small chilli, seeded and chopped
Zest of 1 lemon
Generous pinch freshly ground black pepper 15ml fresh ginger, grated
2 garlic cloves, chopped
60ml quality soy sauce
60ml fresh olive oil
Juice of 3 limes
FUEL: Cobb Compact – 1 Cobblestone | Cobb Premier – 1 Cobblestone or 10 briquettes | Cobb Supreme – 1 Cobblestone or 10 briquettes | Cobb Premier Gas – Medium to maximum heat.
Half a cucumber, peeled, deseeded and sliced
3 centimetres ginger, cut into fine matchsticks
2 oranges, peeled and segmented
3 spring onions, very finely sliced
30ml chopped fresh coriander
1/3 of a large red pepper, desseded and finely sliced
1 dash white (Balsamic if you have it) vinegar 30ml good olive oil
Zest and juice of 1 lime
1 pinch sugar
1 pinch salt
Toss all marinade ingredients in a pestle and mortar and gently bash together to release the flavours. Slice the tuna into thick steaks, place them into a shallow dish and pour over the marinade.
Prepare and light your Cobb Cooker with 1 Cobblestone [see fuel].
Place the Griddle and the Dome Cover on your Cobb Cooker and let it heat up for at least 5 minutes. Toss salad ingredients together. Whisk dressing ingredients together and drizzle half of it over the salad and season to taste.
Place the tuna on the Griddle and sear all sides. This will take approximately 2 minutes a side for rare, varying on thickness and size. Allow to rest for a minute or two and serve with the fresh citrus salad and the extra dressing.