Herbed tuna loin on the BBQ

    4 hours 40 min

    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.

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    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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    Very tasty, though I felt like the tuna needed a sauce or something to serve with it. The flavors of the marinade didn't penetrate very far into the fish. Pay careful attention to cooking time, it will vary depending on if your tuna roast is round and fat or long and skinny and you don't want to overcook it.  -  28 Feb 2006  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    30 Minutes? How about 4min per side. Cook Tuna to long and you'll lost all the flavor. It will be very red in the center, but that's OK. Just try it, you'll like it......Mikey did...  -  31 May 2008  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)