Marinated Tuna Steak Recipe
Learn how to cook a moist, flavorful tuna steak.
- 4 tuna steaks (I typically use 4 ounce steaks)
- 1/2 cup of orange juice
- 1/4 cup of soy sauce
- 1 tablespoon of lemon juice
- 2 tablespoons of olive oil
- 1 clove of garlic (minced)
- 1 1/2 tablespoons of fresh parsley (chopped)
- 1/2 teaspoon of fresh oregano (chopped)
- Black pepper (to taste)
- To begin on this tuna steak recipe, mix together the orange juice, lemon juice, olive oil, soy sauce, garlic, parsley, pepper and oregano in a large bowl. If you don’t have any soy sauce, you could also use some teriyaki sauce which also works well with it and provides you with a lighter taste than the original recipe. To mince the garlic I always use some type of mincer or crusher so I don't have that smell on my hands for the next three days.
- Next, put the tuna steaks in the marinade and make sure to coat them on all sides. Cover and chill them for a minimum of 30 minutes. My wife prefers to let the steaks marinade for up to two hours and then rest for about ten minutes at room temperature before she cooks them. She feels this adds to the juicy flavor and great taste of the steaks. I agree but sometimes 2 hours isn't practical. 30 minutes works just fine in a pinch.
- Preheat your grill to high heat. Oil the grate lightly. I love this tool for oiling the grate on my grill. Grill your tuna steaks for about five or six minutes, then turn them over and baste them with the marinade. Cook them for five more minutes or to your desired temperature. You may then discard the remaining marinade. Alternatively, you may pan sear the tuna for at least three minutes on each side instead of grilling it. However, you don’t want to cook your tuna too long as it may come out tough and chewy.
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