Whenever the mercury rises, I find myself craving delicate, no-cook seafood dishes — the less filling, the better. My favorite thing to do right now is to sear tuna on the grill, not until it's cooked through, but just enough for its exterior to be licked with a bit of a crusty char. That way, it's still tender, succulent, and refreshing.
For added flavor, I'd suggest brushing the fish with a basic marinade, such as this version with fresh cilantro leaves, lime juice, and olive oil. Don't fret if you aren't a cilantro fan; it'd work just as well with another aromatic leaf like basil or parsley. For the super-snappy recipe, read more. Ingredients 1 1/2 pounds sushi-grade yellowfin tuna, cut into 1 1/2-inch cubes Directions Serves 4.
Grilled Tuna Skewers
1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
3 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
3 tablespoons fresh lime juice (from 2 limes)
Coarse salt and freshly ground pepper
1 1/2 pounds sushi-grade yellowfin tuna, cut into 1 1/2-inch cubes