Sweet 'n' sticky tuna steaks

    1 hour 23 min

    Tuna steaks are marinated in a sweet marinade, made with pineapple jam, hoisin sauce, lime juice, coriander, ginger and sesame oil. They are then grilled on the barbecue to perfection.

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    Serves: 4 

    • 160g pineapple jam
    • 4 tablespoons hoisin sauce
    • 2 tablespoons lime juice
    • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh coriander
    • 1 teaspoon grated fresh ginger
    • 1 teaspoon sesame oil
    • 4 (175g) steaks tuna, about 2.5cm thick

    Prep:15min  ›  Cook:8min  ›  Extra time:1hr marinating  ›  Ready in:1hr23min 

    1. To prepare marinade, combine jam, hoisin, lime juice, coriander, ginger and sesame oil in a small bowl. Stir well.
    2. Pour into a resealable plastic bag or glass bowl; toss tuna with marinade to coat. Refrigerate for 1 hour.
    3. Preheat barbecue for high heat and lightly oil cooking grate.
    4. Remove tuna steaks from marinade, shake off excess and discard remaining marinade. Grill on preheated barbecue for 4 to 5 minutes per side. Be careful not to overcook; the tuna should be lightly browned on the outside but still slightly pink in the middle. Serve immediately.

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    Reviews in English (29)


    Tried this last night.I had bluefin tuna right off the fishing boat.Wasn't sure if I would like this marinade,but am really glad I tried it. It came out great.I did however make two small changes,I used crushed pineapple,because I didn't have preserves ,and because I don't like sesame oil,used regular olive oil.It was grilled to just rare and served over a salad with a light lime vinaigrette.I am sure this recipe will stay in my recipe box and used regularly.  -  22 May 2008  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    Great! I used apricot-pineapple preserves bc that's what I had. The marinade is awesome - I used about 2/3 of it to marinate and saved 1/3 to glaze the fish after cooking. Also added a little chili oil, since we like heat - but the flavor is perfect as is. Thanks!  -  03 Sep 2008  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    This is the only way I make tuna steaks! excellent recipe, and I've even managed to impress people with it. even good in the middle of winter cooked on a frying pan instead of a grill. fantastic.  -  12 Mar 2009  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)