Grilled Yellowfin Tuna with Marinade Recipe -
Grilled Yellowfin Tuna with Marinade Recipe
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Grilled Yellowfin Tuna with Marinade

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"This marinade can be used with most fish."

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Original recipe makes 4 steaks Change Servings
  • PREP

    10 mins
  • COOK

    20 mins

    1 hr 30 mins


  1. Prick tuna steaks all over with a fork and place in shallow glass dish.
  2. Whisk oil, soy sauce, lemon juice, Dijon mustard, lemon peel, and garlic together in a bowl; pour over the tuna steaks. Cover dish with plastic wrap and refrigerate 1 to 3 hours.
  3. Preheat grill for medium heat and lightly oil the grate.
  4. Remove tuna from the marinade. Shake excess moisture from the steaks.
  5. Pour the marinade into a small saucepan and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium-low and cook marinade at a simmer for 10 minutes.
  6. Cook tuna on preheated grill, basting with boiled marinade, until cooked through, 5 to 6 minutes per side. Serve with lemon wedges.
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  • Editor's Note:
  • The nutrition data for this recipe includes the full amount of the marinade ingredients. The actual amount of the marinade consumed will vary.

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Most Helpful Positive Review
Sep 17, 2013

This was a nice marinade. The basting, while adding an extra step, really did impart more flavor, so I'm glad I didn't skip it. THANKS for the recipe!

Most Helpful Critical Review
May 17, 2015

Meh.....not good, not awful. A little sour for me.


20 Ratings

Oct 13, 2013

Made this for my family and everybody thought it was excellent! Followed the recipe using tamari soy sauce. No left overs here.

Jul 26, 2014

Wonderful marinade!! Definitely a keeper and I will now use this again and again. I did not have dijon mustard so I used regular mustard with some horseradish. I added some ginger as well. It was a big hit in this house.

Feb 01, 2015

I tasted and loved this recipe, as is, and our tuna steaks were excellent. I added for personal taste, brown sugar and the juice of one orange. Saved half the marinade for a dipping sauce once I broiled the steaks. Also, only used 1/3 of cup of oil. I usually cut oils down just to cut calories.

Jan 08, 2015

I mostly followed the recipe using minor substitutes since I didn't have the exact ingredients (different oil, mustard, etc). We both thought it was really good. Will use again in the future.

Aug 21, 2014

I made this last night. Our friend went fishing and caught some yellowfin tuna. He gave some of it to my husband. I had no idea what to do with it, so I tried this recipe. As others mentioned, I basted the fish while it was on the grill. He LOVED it ! When my husband tries something new, he usually says "it's ok ". I'm a vegetarian, so I didn't try it. This time he RAVED! He even had me print the recipe so he could give a copy to his fisherman friend. I am going to try this marinade with sushi grade Ahi & give it a quick sear.

Dec 10, 2014

The recipe was absolutely wonderful. I followed the ingredients exactly. I forgot to prick the steaks with the fork but it didn't seem to affect the juiciness of the fish. I marinaded it for a little over three hours which didn't seem like it was a problem. I did not grill the fish. i only had 2 6-ounce steaks and hated lighting up the entire grill just for that. I oiled a cast iron skillet and heated it to medium and then still followed the grilling recipe.


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  • Calories
  • 448 kcal
  • 22%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 5.2 g
  • 2%
  • Cholesterol
  • 77 mg
  • 26%
  • Fat
  • 28.9 g
  • 45%
  • Fiber
  • 0.9 g
  • 4%
  • Protein
  • 41.5 g
  • 83%
  • Sodium
  • 1328 mg
  • 53%

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

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