Spiced Tuna With Pineapple Glaze

Recipe by PaulaG
READY IN: 1hr 5mins




  • Combine the spice rub ingredients in a heavy skillet, mix well, and heat over medium heat, stirring frequently, until spices begin to smoke and become fragrant.
  • Remove from heat, cool, place in a coffee grinder and grind until fine.
  • To make the glaze, combine the pineapple juice, vinegar, ginger, soy sauce, and brown sugar in a small saucepan.
  • Bring to a boil, reduce heat to low and simmer until mixture is reduced by half, about 30 minutes.
  • Add the catsup and cook an additional 5 minutes.
  • Remove from heat, add lime juice, cilantro and white pepper; mix well and set aside.
  • Rub the tuna steaks on all sides with spice mixture.
  • Grill the tuna over a medium fire for 4 to 5 minutes per side, or until center is still slightly pink for medium-rare.
  • Spread pineapple slices lightly with glaze and grill for 2 to 3 minutes per side.
  • Serve grilled steaks on top of jasmine rice with glaze spooned over, top with a slice of pineapple.