Grilled Spicy Tuna Steaks

Spicy Tuna Steaks
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  • 25 mins
  • Prep: 15 mins,
  • Cook: 10 mins
  • Yield: Serves 6
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The best way to cook tuna steaks is on a very, very hot grill. If you have good quality fillets, you won't need to get them anything more than warmed through the middle. While this is a "spicy" tuna steak recipe, feel free to adjust the amount of cayenne pepper to suit your tastes.  

What You'll Need

  • 6 small tuna steaks (6 ounces/170 g each)
  • 1/3 cup/80 mL olive oil
  • 1/3 cup/80 mL lemon or lime juice
  • 1/4 cup/60 mL chopped cilantro leaves
  • 1-2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2-3 small shallots, minced
  • 1 teaspoon/5 mL cayenne pepper (use more or less if preferred)
  • 2 teaspoons/10 mL ground cumin
  • 1 1/4 teaspoon/6.25 mL salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon/1.25 mL black pepper

How to Make It

  1. Combine olive oil, lemon juice, 3 tablespoons of the cilantro, garlic, shallots, cayenne pepper, cumin, black pepper , and salt. Mix well.
  2. Place tuna steaks in a large resealable bag or a glass baking dish. Pour marinade over top. Turn to coat and then refrigerate for 30 minutes.
  3. Brush the cooking grate of your grill with oil and then preheat.
  4. Place tuna steaks on grill over a high heat. Grill for 4 to 5 minutes per side or until they reach the desired doneness.
  1. Remove from grill and serve with remaining cilantro 
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
Calories 417
Total Fat 20 g
Saturated Fat 4 g
Unsaturated Fat 11 g
Cholesterol 77 mg
Sodium 856 mg
Carbohydrates 10 g
Dietary Fiber 1 g
Protein 48 g
(The nutrition information on our recipes is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate. Individual results may vary.)