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Grilled Tropical Tuna Steaks Recipe

Grilled Tropical Tuna Steaks

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"These grilled tuna steaks with a tropical twist are a great way to enjoy a relaxing summer-evening cookout out with friends."

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Original recipe makes 4 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    15 mins
  • COOK

    8 mins

    1 hr 23 mins


  1. To prepare marinade, combine preserves, hoisin, lime juice, cilantro, ginger, and sesame oil in a small bowl. Stir well.
  2. Pour into a resealable plastic bag or glass bowl; toss tuna with marinade to coat. Refrigerate for 1 hour.
  3. Preheat an outdoor grill for high heat and lightly oil grate.
  4. Remove tuna steaks from marinade, shake off excess, and discard remaining marinade. Cook on preheated grill for 4 to 5 minutes per side. Be careful not to overcook - the tuna should be lightly browned on the outside but still slightly pink in the middle. Serve immediately.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Sep 04, 2008

Great! I used apricot-pineapple preserves bc that's what I had. The marinade is awesome - I used about 2/3 of it to marinate and saved 1/3 to glaze the fish after cooking. Also added a little chili oil, since we like heat - but the flavor is perfect as is. Thanks!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Jul 08, 2009

Did not care for this at all. The hoisin sauce really didn't combine well with the other ingredients. Maybe leaving that out would work, but will not make this again.


31 Ratings

May 22, 2008

Tried this last night.I had bluefin tuna right off the fishing boat.Wasn't sure if I would like this marinade,but am really glad I tried it. It came out great.I did however make two small changes,I used crushed pineapple,because I didn't have preserves ,and because I don't like sesame oil,used regular olive oil.It was grilled to just rare and served over a salad with a light lime vinaigrette.I am sure this recipe will stay in my recipe box and used regularly.

Mar 12, 2009

This is the only way I make tuna steaks! excellent recipe, and I've even managed to impress people with it. even good in the middle of winter cooked on a frying pan instead of a grill. fantastic.

Jul 14, 2008

Probably one of the best pieces of marinated fish I've ever enjoyed! Tender, flaky and very tasty. I think it would also make a wonderful marinade for chicken or pork. I'll have to try it sometime.

Feb 02, 2008

This is a tasty,easy recipe!I used apricot preserves because that is what I had on hand.I had never heard of hoisen sauce,but that was easily found in my grocery store's ethnic food aisle.My husband really loves this recipe and my 16 y/o daughter, who is almost a strictly chicken and pasta eater,gave it the thumbs up!My other kids(19 & 13) ate it also, no complaints.We've made this twice. I think the first time we(I should say my hubby, he's the "grillmaster")overcooked it.The second time we kept a closer eye on the timing and it turned out perfect!We'll continue to use this recipe.

Oct 16, 2009

I made these for my family and they loved them. I topped each with a pineapple mango salsa which sent the flavor through the roof! They were so loved that I also made them for my father's birthday dinner and they were also a huge success

Mar 09, 2009

this was a recreation of what we paid $26/per plate at a fancy resteraunt! (at home cost $6 pp) Awesome! Served with steamed asperagus & wild rice. Yum!!


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  • Calories
  • 332 kcal
  • 17%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 33.5 g
  • 11%
  • Cholesterol
  • 78 mg
  • 26%
  • Fat
  • 3.4 g
  • 5%
  • Fiber
  • 0.5 g
  • 2%
  • Protein
  • 40.5 g
  • 81%
  • Sodium
  • 319 mg
  • 13%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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