Tuna steaks on the BBQ

Tuna steaks on the BBQ


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About this recipe: A great way of getting more omega-3 fatty acids into your diet. Seasoned tuna steaks are grilled on the barbecue and drizzled with fresh lime juice.

Gordon Holland

Serves: 4 

  • 4 (175g) tuna steaks, 2.5cm thick
  • 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • salt and ground black pepper to taste
  • 1 lime, juiced
  • 60g hickory wood chips, soaked

Prep:10min  ›  Cook:6min  ›  Extra time:1hr marinating  ›  Ready in:1hr16min 

  1. Place tuna steaks and olive oil in a large resealable plastic bag. Seal and refrigerate for 1 hour.
  2. Preheat barbecue for medium heat. When coals are very hot, scatter a handful of hickory chips over them for flavour.
  3. Lightly oil the cooking grate. Season tuna with salt and pepper and grill on the preheated barbecue approximately 6 minutes, turning once. Transfer to a serving plate and drizzle with freshly squeezed lime juice. Serve immediately.

Alternative cooking methods

The tuna steaks can also be cooked under the grill.

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