Tuna steaks on the BBQ

    1 hour 16 min

    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.

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    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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    Reviews in English (42)


    I have made this once before - the first time we had tuna steaks. Very simple, yet very flavorful. I will be making this again tomorrow. We love it. I just throw the steaks on our gas grill and they come out perfect. I also add a little garlic powder when I am seasoning with salt and pepper. Very yummy. There are never any leftovers.  -  21 Mar 2005  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    We really enjoyed this recipe. The left overs were used to make the most wonderful tuna salad I've ever eaten.  -  09 Apr 2000  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    Delicious. Hubby came home from Seattle with a ton of tuna and I needed some ideas on what to do with this. We loved this recipe. It was so moist and flavorful. Thanks for the post.  -  17 Jul 2006  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)