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Tuna with Teriyaki Soy sauce

Posted: 7 May 2016 in BBQ

If you like roasted fish from the BBQ, I have a really easy and tasty recipe. Take a look at the picture of the result and decide for yourself if you want to give it a go.


BBQ Tuna in Teriyaki soy sauce marinade sprinkled with roasted sesame seeds.

What you need:
– Teriyaki sauce
– Soy sauce
– Roasted sesame seeds
– Tuna steaks (around 2/2,5cm thick and as fresh as possible)
– Temperature probe (i use a digital version, something like THIS.)
– Optional: wooden board for a smokey touch. Mine is Canadian western Red Cedar.
– A BBQ 🙂

If you are using a wooden board submerge the it in water for at least 45 to 60 minutes. It needs to be soaking wet when you put it on the BBQ.

Seasoning dishes is not an exact science and you should always take this as a guideline not a strict rule. Play with the used ingredients until you have something to your own liking.

I mixed about 3 tablespoons of teriyaki sauce with 2 tablespoons of Soy sauce. Smear the mix on the first side of the tuna and sprinkle the roasted sesame seeds on the tuna. The teriyaki mix will glue the seeds to the tuna. Flip the tuna and repeat this with the other side. If you have leftover teriyaki mix keep this aside for later.

Heat up the BBQ with 2 zones. 1 Hot zone and 1 low heat zone. Put the wooden board on the hot zone to heat up. The side where the fish will be put on needs to be on the downside. After 2 to 3 minutes flip the board and move it to the border of the hot zone onto the low heat zone.

Put the tuna on the board and insert the probe into the middle of the tuna to monitor the temperature. Close the lid of the BBQ and wait until the core temperature of the tuna hits 50 degrees Celsius or even 46 degrees for very fresh Sashimi grade tuna. Sashimi grade tuna has been flash frozen to kill any parasites.

If you don’t use a wooden board sear the tuna for a couple of minutes on both sides. After that, move the tuna to the low heat zone and wait for the tuna to hit the desired temperature.

A couple degrees before the desired temperature is hit, sprinkle the rest of the teriyaki mix over the tuna for some extra flavor.

Enjoy! If you are going to try this give me some feedback on how you liked this.