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Grilled Tuna Steak

This easy Grilled Tuna Steak is the perfect dish for barbecue parties. Enjoy grilled tuna in just a few minutes.

July 11, 2022
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Difficulty Easy
Servings 4 people
Preparation 60 mins
Cooking 5 mins
Total 65 mins



  1. To prepare the marinade, mix together the orange juice, soy sauce, olive oil, and lemon juice in a large bowl. Then add salt, pepper, thyme, garlic, and parsley. Mix all the ingredients thoroughly.
  2. Dry the tuna steak thoroughly with a towel. Cover the tuna steaks with the marinade. Marinate the steak for at least 1 hour.
  3. While the tuna steak marinades in the refrigerator, While the tuna steak marinades in the refrigerator, clean the grill. Then oil the grill and heat it on high for about 5 minutes.
  4. Place the tuna steak on the grill. Cook tuna for about 1-2 minutes until well browned. Turn the fish with the help of a spatula and cook the other side for 1-2 minutes. Discard any remaining marinade, but make sure to brush down the steaks if they look a little dry.
  5. Serve hot.
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 1 Grilled Tuna Steak
Serves 4
Amount Per Serving
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 9.9 g12.7%
Sodium 767 mg33.3%
Protein 40.3 g80.6%
Potassium 83 mg1.8%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.


  • Buy fresh tuna. When choosing tuna, pay attention to its color and size. Buy tuna that is bright and pink-red in color. Buy from fishermen or grocery stores you trust.
  • Dry tuna steak with paper towels and grease. This will prevent the fish from sticking to the grill.
  • Make sure the tuna steak is not too thin or too thick. If the steak is too thin, it may fall apart on the grill. If it is too thick, it may not be cooked.
  • Marinate the tuna steak for at least 1 hour or overnight.
  • Be careful not to make the marinade in a copper or aluminum container. Many ingredients in marinade are acidic and can react with metal. Therefore, prepare the sauce in a ceramic or stainless steel container.
  • Before cooking the fish, clean and oil the grill. In this way, you can prevent the fish from sticking to the grill.
  • Heat the grill to medium-high. Make sure the grill is hot enough before grilling the tuna.
  • Do not overcook the fish. Tuna cooks quickly. Check the fish on the grill. The middle of the fish should be raw like sushi, or the tuna will be tough and dry. Rare-medium tuna is perfect for this recipe.
  • You can make this recipe in a grill pan on the grill or on the cast iron skillet.
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Tuna Steak is a recipe that you can easily prepare at home. Whether grilled or cooked on the stove, you'll love this delicious fish. Ideal for a quick and practical dinner. It is a popular dish in American restaurants.

Try this restaurant-quality grilled tuna steak recipe at home! Serve it with sautéed vegetables or salad. Bon appetit.

How To Choose the Best Tuna for Grilling?

Buy tuna from trusted fish markets or convenience stores. When choosing tuna for grilling, you should pay attention to its color and size. Choose tuna that is pinkish red and looks fresh. Buy thick tuna for this steak recipe. Thin tuna steaks can be spread on the grill. Also, tuna cooks quickly. Fish that is too thin can easily burn on the grill.

How To Cook Tuna Steak in a Pan?

You can also make the grilled tuna steak recipe in a cast iron skillet. To make a pan-seared tuna steak, prepare the marinade. Mix the ingredients in a bowl. Cover both sides of the tuna steak with marinade. If you wish, you can also marinate the fish with just oil, salt, and pepper. Marinate the steaks for at least 1 hour. Heat the non-stick skillet over medium high heat. Place the tuna in the hot pan. Cook each side of the fish for about 1-2 minutes.

What To Serve with Tuna Steak?

There are many dishes you can serve alongside tuna steaks. Sauteed mushrooms, baked potatoes, rice, and similar side dishes go well with this dish.

Because tuna is a salty fish, be careful how much salt you serve with it. Some vegetables go well with a grilled tuna steak. Vegetables such as cabbage or asparagus can be served with this dish.

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How To Store Tuna Steak?

Since this recipe is marinated, it's best to eat the tuna steak right away. If you still need to store it, place the uncooked tuna steaks in airtight plastic containers and store in the refrigerator for up to three days.

You can freeze tuna steaks. But this will lead to tough meat. If you don't mind that, you can freeze the fish steak for up to three months. Allow to thaw overnight at refrigerator temperature before cooking.

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