Herbed tuna loin on the BBQ

Herbed tuna loin on the BBQ


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About this recipe: A whole tuna loin is fantastic way to barbecue fish. Marinated in white wine, balsamic vinegar, thyme, oregano and salt, the loin is then grilled on the barbecue to perfection.

Cynthia Russell

Serves: 8 

  • 250ml white wine
  • 125ml balsamic vinegar
  • 70g crumbled dried thyme
  • 70g dried oregano
  • 1 tablespoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons ground black pepper
  • 1 (900g) fresh tuna loin

Prep:10min  ›  Cook:30min  ›  Extra time:4hr marinating  ›  Ready in:4hr40min 

  1. In a large bowl, stir together the white wine, balsamic vinegar, thyme, oregano, salt and pepper. Place the tuna loin into the marinade, cover and chill in the fridge for 4 hours.
  2. Preheat barbecue for medium heat. Brush the cooking grate with oil, once it is hot.
  3. Place the tuna loin on the cooking grate and discard the marinade. Cook for about 30 minutes, turning frequently for even cooking. Serve immediately when the outer part flakes easily but the centre is still slightly pink.

Tuna loin

Can be purchased in speciality fishmongers. You may need to make a special order for it.

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