Tuna Steaks with Pineapple Sauce

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 7 mins

A caribbean inspired recipe that goes well with either tuna or swordfish steaks. Perfect for the grill too. Serve with an island style rice pilaf. Prep time does not include marinating time.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Prepare marinade by combining marinade ingredients in shallow dish.
  2. Add tuna and coat with marinade.
  3. Cover and refrigerate at least 1 hr or more, turning occasionally.
  4. Prepare pineapple sauce by puree in blender until smooth.
  5. Add bell pepper, vinegar, jalapeno chili, curry powder and ground pepper.
  6. process until smooth.
  7. Gradually add olive oil.
  8. Heat large skillet over high heat.
  9. Add small amount of peanut oil to skillet so tuna does not stick.
  10. Remove tuna from marinade, season with salt to taste.
  11. Add tuna to skillet and cook until brown on each side, about 3 mins per side.
  12. Spoon sauce on plate.
  13. Place tuna on top of sauce.
  14. Serve.
Most Helpful

This recipe was wonderful I tried it with pork and it blew me away with the mixture of pineapple and the citrus acid thats included. I have to say this is one of my all time favorite ways to use pineapples.

chef618 May 28, 2010

I cannot believe that this recipe was posted in early 2003 and has not yet been rated. I prepared the recipe as instructed and everything turned out great. However, I did not add the oil to the Pineapple Sauce as I did not feel it was needed (saved a few calories). The marinade gave the tuna a very nice taste. The Pineapple Sauce was outstanding ... just the right blend of hot, sweet, and sour. In addition, I served the Orange-Jalapeno Relish from Sauteed Tuna Steaks With Orange-Jalapeno Relish. The Pineapple Sauce was a perfect accompaniment to the Relish and tuna. Thanks, BoxO'Wine for this very nice recipe.

MrsJ October 30, 2009