Lemon Pepper Grilled Tuna

Lemon Pepper Grilled Tuna

The Spruce / Danielle Moore

Prep: 10 mins
Cook: 5 mins
Total: 15 mins
Servings: 4 servings
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
132 Calories
9g Fat
2g Carbs
12g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 4
Amount per serving
Calories 132
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 9g 11%
Saturated Fat 1g 7%
Cholesterol 19mg 6%
Sodium 91mg 4%
Total Carbohydrate 2g 1%
Dietary Fiber 0g 2%
Protein 12g
Calcium 11mg 1%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

This simple three-ingredient lemon pepper grilled tuna recipe takes just minutes to prepare and cook. The combination of lemon pepper, which is a specific seasoning, with tender grilled tuna is really wonderful.

You can grill tuna to rare doneness. I have to confess, however, that I do not like tuna unless it's cooked to well done. The nice thing about cooking for yourself is that you can cook food any way you'd like! For food safety reasons, we suggest to always cook tuna to at least 140 F, which is medium. If there are any leftovers, use them to make parmesan tuna sandwiches.

Serve this recipe with a green salad tossed with mushrooms, avocados, and cherry tomatoes, and some savory scones or dinner rolls. For dessert, a nice ice cream pie would be a great choice or serve some brownies or a selection of cookies.

Ingredients

  • 4 (6 to 8 ounce) tuna steaks
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 3 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon lemon pepper seasoning
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon grated lemon peel

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

    Lemon Pepper Grilled Tuna ingredients

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  2. Combine the oil, lemon juice, lemon pepper, salt, and lemon peel in a small bowl and mix well.

    Combine the oil, lemon juice, lemon pepper, salt, and lemon peel in a small bowl

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  3. Rub marinade into the tuna steaks. Cover and refrigerate the tuna for 1 to 2 hours.

    Rub marinade into the tuna steaks

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  4. Cook on a ​two-sided grill for 2 to 3 minutes per each 1/2" of meat thickness, until done as desired. You can also cook on charcoal or gas grill, or on a cast iron grill pan on the stove, 5 to 8 minutes, turning once, until done as you'd like.

    Lemon Pepper Grilled Tuna on a grill pan

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