Marinated Grilled Tuna Steak

Total Time
8hrs 10mins
Prep 8 hrs
Cook 10 mins

The secret to a perfect tuna steak is to cook it as you would a rare or medium-rare steak, overcooking will produce a tough dry fish, the center needs to be pink -- plan ahead the steaks need to marinade for 8-24 hours, prep time includes refrigeration time --- I have made this in the past many times it is *very* good!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a bowl combine all marinade ingredients until well blended.
  2. Place the tuna steaks into a shallow glass dish (I use an 11 x 7-inch baking pan for this).
  3. Pour the marinade over the tuna steaks and turn to coat.
  4. Cover with plastic wrap.
  5. Refrigerate 8-24 hours (turning a couple of times during chilling).
  6. Preheat the grill to HIGH heat.
  7. Oil the grill grate.
  8. Remove the steaks from marinade (discard any marinade) and place on a plate.
  9. Season lightly with freshly ground black pepper on both sides.
  10. Grill the steaks for 5 minutes per side or until rare or medium-rare (DO NOT overcook the tuna or it will be dry!).
  11. Delicious!
Most Helpful

Again, another fantastic recipe from my favorite chef, Kittencal!! I made this exactly as posted and it turned out PERFECT! The combination of flavors in the marinate is prefect. I grilled the steaks leaving some pink inside and they were moist and soooooooo tasty. I served them with an oriental salad and the two dishes complimented each other perfectly. Thank you for sharing Kittencal. I always know if it has your name on it, it will be delicious.

5 5

Excellent. Definitely a keeper. cooked on a charcoal grill. Great flavor.

5 5

This was excellent! Made this recipe just as prescribed with lime juice - yummy!

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