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

Made this tonight and it was delicious!! All of Kittencal's recipes are right on the money!

The Big Cheese January 23, 2017

Very good, even though I didn't get to marinate it for 8 hrs, still delicious!

Momtotwo June 03, 2016

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.

yedenmatka January 22, 2016

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