I have had so much fun playing around with great quality finishing sea salts lately. I realized that it can take a just okay dish to an over the top creation with just a little sprinkling. My latest creation, Grilled Hawaiian Sea Salt Tuna Nuggets, is proof that a simply grilled fish can take center stage with the addition of a couple of simple ingredients. And of course, finishing off the dish with a sprinkling of hawaiian sea salt.
Living in Florida, we love to grill year round. Ron and I love hanging out on the lanai with a glass of wine and trying new dishes on the grill. We tend to do a lot of surf and turf at our house because Ron loves meat and I love fish. On a recent evening, we had pork chops and tuna nuggets on the grill and were enjoying Gallo Family Vineyards Merlot and Sweet Wine Blend – two delicious wines that are perfect for summer grill recipes.
Ron really enjoyed pairing the Gallo Family Merlot with the pork chops and I loved the crisp sweet wine blend with this amazing recipe for Grilled Hawaiian Sea Salt Tuna Nuggets. The grilled tuna nuggets just melt in your mouth – they are a beautiful thing served over orzo and arugula salad. They also work well served over rice. Add a great glass of wine and you have a meal that is simple, delicious and memorable!
- 1 pound Tuna Nuggets, if these are not available ask to have Tuna Steaks cut in 3 to make nuggets
- 4 tablespoons soy sauce
- juice from ½ lemon
- 1 teaspoon hawaiian sea salt or great quality finishing salt of your choice
- 2 green onions, chopped
- For finishing
- ½ teaspoon hawaiian sea salt or great quality finishing salt of your choice
- lemon wedges from remaining half lemon
- In a medium size bowl combine tuna nuggets, soy sauce, lemon juice and 1 teaspoon sea salt.
- Refrigerate for ½ hour.
- Fire up the grill to medium high.
- Add the Tuna Nuggets and grill for 2 minutes on all four sides. 8 minutes total.
- Allow an additional 2 to 3 minutes if you like your tuna well done. We prefer ours medium rare.
- Remove from grill and immediately sprinkle with remaining hawaiian sea salt
- Plate over Orzo and Arugula Salad or rice and garnish with lemon slices
SWEET WHITE BLEND – The Sweet White Blend is bursting with peach, tropical fruit and honeydew flavors. Serve chilled with fresh fruit, lights salad and light summer recipes.
MERLOT – The full-bodied Merlot is all about taste. It’s tough not to enjoy the blended flavors of black cherry, ripe plum and hints of oak that create a velvety richness. It is the perfect wine for grilled meats and vegetables.
Try these wines this summer – we have a $1 off coupon just for you!
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- Grilled Peach Bruschetta by Peanut Butter and Peppers
Salads and Sides:
- Grilled Caesar Salad by Shockingly Delicious
- Grilled Mushrooms with Merlot Reduction by The Messy Baker
- Asian Pork Lettuce Cups by Magnolia Days
- BBQ Hawaiian Chicken Sandwiches by Momma’s Meals
- Cheddar Merlot Burgers by Curious Cuisiniere
- Grilled Chicken with Blueberry-Merlot Sauce by The Weekend Gourmet
- Grilled Hawaiian Sea Salt Tuna Nuggets by Family Foodie
- Grilled Honey Lime Chicken by Alida’s Kitchen
- Grilled Pork Chops with a Strawberry Jam Glaze by Savvy Eats
- Grilled Ribeye with Mushroom Merlot Sauce by Hezzi-D’s Books and Cooks
- Grilled Shrimp Skewers with a Sweet White Blend Marinade by Country Girl in the Village
- Merlot Marinated Flank Steak with Spicy Chimichurri by Bobbi’s Kozy Kitchen
- Pimento Cheese Stuffed Merlot Burger by Yours And Mine Are Ours
- Shish Kabobs in Red Wine Rosemary Marinade by The Dinner-Mom
- Tandoori-style Lamb Chops by kimchi MOM
- Grilled Apple Crisp by That Skinny Chick Can Bake
- Grilled Peaches with Mascarpone by Desserts Required
- Vanilla Ice Cream with Grilled Peaches by Hip Foodie Mom
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