Spicy grilled tuna steaks

    45 min

    A super-easy, healthy and delicious barbecued fish dish. Tuna is marinated in lime juice, jalapeno chilli and garlic. They are then grilled on a barbecue. Serve with a side salad, if desired.

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    Serves: 4 

    • 1 tablespoon olive oil
    • 2 teaspoons lime juice
    • 1 jalapeno chilli, finely chopped
    • 3 cloves garlic, finely chopped
    • salt and pepper to taste
    • 450g yellowfin tuna steaks

    Prep:15min  ›  Cook:10min  ›  Extra time:20min marinating  ›  Ready in:45min 

    1. Whisk the olive oil, lime juice, jalapeno chilli, garlic, salt and pepper together in a flat-bottomed dish. Place the tuna steaks in the dish, turning to coat entirely in marinade. Refrigerate for 20 minutes.
    2. Preheat barbecue for high heat and lightly oil the cooking grate.
    3. Cook the steaks until they are beginning to firm up and are hot in the centre, 5 to 7 minutes per side.

    Jalapeno chillies

    Are available in speciality markets or online. If unavailable, use Scotch bonnet chillies to taste.

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    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!  -  29 May 2011  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    Won't let me edit my original post. The correct grill time is NOT on the recipe. Waaaay too long.  -  10 Jun 2011  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    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.  -  28 Jul 2009  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)

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