Albacore, bigeye, yellowfin, bluefin, skipjack: These are all types of tuna, game fish whose firm flesh are ideal for cutting into steaks. High-quality fresh tuna is delicious when just barely seared on the outside, or served raw in tuna tartare or sushi. Recipes that require more cooking lend themselves to less expensive cuts. You'll find preparations that run the gamut from raw carpaccio to well-done burgers in our catch of 17 recipes for fresh tuna.
Rice-wine vinegar, soy sauce, sugar, and ginger make a winning marinade for tuna steaks. Since the tuna needs only 15 to 30 minutes to marinate and another 10 to cook, this delectable dinner is ready in well under an hour.
Meaty chopped tuna comes together with garlic, sesame oil, anchovy, and basil in a flavorful patty. Grill to your preference -- just a couple of minutes per side for rare, up to 8 minutes per side for well-done -- and top with pickled ginger, easy-to-make wasabi mayonnaise, and your choice of bun. If you can't find mizuna, use watercress as a garnish instead.