Grilled Jalapeno Tuna Steaks Recipe -
Grilled Jalapeno Tuna Steaks Recipe
  • READY IN 45 mins

Grilled Jalapeno Tuna Steaks

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"Charred tuna steaks with the flavor of jalapeno, garlic, and lime!"

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Original recipe makes 4 tuna steaks Change Servings
  • PREP

    15 mins
  • COOK

    10 mins

    45 mins


  1. Whisk olive oil, lime juice, jalapeno pepper, garlic, salt, and pepper together in a flat baking dish. Place the tuna steaks in the dish, turning to coat entirely in marinade; cover the dish with plastic wrap and refrigerate for 20 minutes.
  2. Preheat an outdoor grill for high heat and lightly oil the grate.
  3. Cook steaks on the preheated grill until beginning to firm and hot in the center, 5 to 7 minutes per side.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
May 31, 2011

This marinade was absolutely delicious!! I had to pan sear mine in a cast iron and topped with some reserved marinade at the end of cooking. I'm sure grilled would be ever better. I use this marinade now on lots of stuff.YUM!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Mar 06, 2013

Won't let me edit my original post. The correct grill time is NOT on the recipe. Waaaay too long.

Jul 28, 2009

Very tasty and easy to make. I added cilantro to the mix and topped it with a fresh cherry pepper after grilling. Spicy and delicious.

Sep 07, 2010

I wasn't sure I'd like this but I tried it as written and it was excellent. It was simple to do and it tasted terrific...not too spicy, just flavorful. I plan to use this marinade often.

Oct 13, 2009

This was alright. A little plain by itself so I made a caper cream sauce to go with it. 1/2cup cream, reduced and 2 tablespoons of capers. I could eat that sauce with just about anything I think;o) I would make it again.

Apr 28, 2011

This is a favorite in my house. I usually double the amount of lime juice and crust the garlic gloves with a press instead of mincing.

May 18, 2013

This recipe would be great if the cooking time weren't so horribly off. Tuna steaks cooked 7 minutes per side are like giant pieces of thick plastic. Go with 3 minutes per side on the grill and check them to see if that is about what you like. Also, double the amount of olive oil so that the marinade can spread across both sides of both tuna steaks.

Jul 03, 2013

I made this tonight and it was good, although it could have used more marinade. I even added a little more olive oil as someone had suggested in one of the reviews I read. Definitely don't want to cook tuna steaks more than 3 minutes per side, which is what I did. I used a cast iron skillet on med high heat, served with a mixed veg and fingerling potatoes, which made for a nice meal. Will try this again.


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  • Calories
  • 158 kcal
  • 8%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 1.2 g
  • < 1%
  • Cholesterol
  • 51 mg
  • 17%
  • Fat
  • 4.5 g
  • 7%
  • Fiber
  • 0.1 g
  • < 1%
  • Protein
  • 26.7 g
  • 53%
  • Sodium
  • 42 mg
  • 2%

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

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