Spicy Hoisin Tuna Steaks

For Spicy Hoisin Sauce:
  • 1/2 c. hoisin sauce, Lee Kum Kee
  • 2 tablespoons rice vinegar, Marukan
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce, Kikkoman
  • 2 teaspoons chile blend, Gourmet Garden
  • 1 teaspoon crushed garlic, Gourmet Garden
  • 1 teaspoon minced ginger, Gourmet Garden
For Tuna Steaks:
  • 4 6-ounce tuna steaks
  • 4 teaspoons sesame seeds
  1. Soak a cedar grilling plank in water for at least 1 hour. Set up grill for direct cooking over medium-high heat. For Spicy Hoisin Sauce, in a saucepan, combine the 1/2 cup hoisin sauce, the vinegar, soy sauce, chile blend, garlic, and ginger. Bring to a boil; reduce heat. Simmer for 5 minutes.
  2. Season cedar plank by removing plank from the water and placing on hot grill. Cover grill for 3 minutes. Plank may be warped; turn plank every minute until it flattens out. Measure out 1/3 cup of Spicy Hoisin Sauce; brush over fish. Sprinkle with sesame seeds. Place on seasoned plank; cover grill. Cook for 8 to 12 minutes or until fish flakes easily when tested with a fork. Serve tuna hot with remaining Spicy Hoisin Sauce.
Indoor Method: Prepare Spicy Hoisin Sauce and fish as directed. Preheat broiler. Place fish on a foil-lined baking sheet or broiler pan. Broil 6 to 8 inches from heat source about 3 minutes per side or until fish flakes easily when tested with a fork. Serve as directed.
  • Yields: 4 servings
  • Preparation Time: 20 minutes
  • Grilling Time: 8 minutes
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