Barbecued Tuna Steaks with Garlic Tarragon Marinade

    4 hours 20 min

    Fresh tuna steaks are marinated in a fresh herb and garlic marinade for 4 hours, then cooked on the BBQ for a delicious summer meal.

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    Serves: 4 

    • 3 tablespoons olive oil
    • 2 cloves garlic, peeled and minced
    • 2 tablespoons tarragon vinegar
    • 1 tablespoon freshly chopped tarragon or 1/2 teaspoon dried tarragon
    • Freshly ground black pepper to taste
    • 4 fresh tuna steaks (about 650g)

    Prep:10min  ›  Cook:10min  ›  Extra time:4hr marinating  ›  Ready in:4hr20min 

    1. In a medium bowl, whisk together olive oil, garlic, tarragon vinegar, tarragon and pepper. Place tuna steaks into the mixture. Cover and marinate in the fridge for at least 4 hours.
    2. Preheat an outdoor barbecue for high heat and lightly oil grate.
    3. Barbecue tuna steaks 8 to 10 minutes per side, until the tuna flakes easily.

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    This recipe is TERRIFIC!! I served it with grilled zucchini, drizzled with olive oil and sprinkled with parmesan, salt and pepper. One word of caution, however: living on Puget Sound, we eat a lot of fresh fish... and good quality tuna should never be cooked "well done" or opaque in the middle as you will end up with VERY DRY fish. It should still be pink in the middle! Thanks for the GREAT recipe, Doreen!  -  25 Jul 2003  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    Absolutely great! Really, Really scrumptious. I cooked it on the stovetop using a cast-iron skillet, and it was still really great. A definite keeper. Thanks for sharing such a great recipe.  -  07 Mar 2008  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    I used this marinade on Ahi Tuna steaks and they were just fabulous. I added a bit more garlic and a few shakes of salt. Also, be sure to not overcook! Very tasty!!!  -  15 Sep 2004  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)