Grilled Tuna Steaks With Lemon-Pepper Butter

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 8 mins

Tender grilled tuna steaks topped with lemon-pepper butter. From the Deen Brother's Y'all Come Eat cookbook.


  1. In a small bowl, mash together the butter, lemon zest, lemon juice, the 1/4 teaspoon pepper, and the garlic powder. Set aside (or chill if not using immediately).
  2. Prepare the grill for medium-high direct heat and lightly oil the grate (or preheat a broiler). Brush oil on both sides of tuna steaks. Season the tuno on both sides with salt and additional pepper. Grill or broil for 3 to 4 minutes per side for medium rare, turning once.
  3. Transfer tuna steaks to a serving platter; top with the butter mixture.
Most Helpful

I have made this now a handful of times. Making it again tonight. I had never had tuna steaks before so hubby talked me into it and this was the recipe I used for my first time trying tuna steaks. We loved it! Serve over rice with some steamed broccoli.

Mscookieb63 September 26, 2013

This was so easy to make and made for a very healthy light meal. I sprinkled lemon pepper seasoning over my tuna steaks as well as topping with the butter, which was totally delicious. I served my steaks over salad greens with peppers and avocado. We both loved this and I have saved it to my regular recipes to make.. I love tuna and this is a perfect way to serve it with no fuss. Thanks for sharing :)

The Flying Chef April 23, 2010