Tuna is available most of the year, so fresh steaks should be easy to come by. Be choosy: a reddish color is acceptable, but flesh with dark spots or streaks should be avoided. As with all great ocean fish, the flesh tends to be dry. Marinate with oil, and avoid overcooking. The timing is critical, as tuna should be served medium rare. Use a kitchen timer.

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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Place tuna steaks and olive oil in a large resealable plastic bag. Seal, and refrigerate for 1 hour.

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  • Preheat the grill for medium heat. When coals are very hot, scatter a handful of hickory or mesquite wood chips over them for flavor.

  • Lightly oil grill grate. Season tuna with salt and pepper, and cook on the preheated grill approximately 6 minutes, turning once. Transfer to a serving platter, and drizzle with freshly squeezed lime juice. Serve immediately.

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Reynolds® Aluminum foil can be used to keep food moist, cook it evenly, and make clean-up easier.

Nutrition Facts

281 calories; 40 g protein; 1.8 g carbohydrates; 77.1 mg cholesterol; 644.2 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
03/22/2005
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. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
08/05/2010
This was in need of more flavor. I made exactly as written. I think the addition of garlic to the olive oil may help this have alittle more flavor. Read More
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55 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 41
  • 4 star values: 11
  • 3 star values: 3
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
03/21/2005
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. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/25/2004
We really enjoyed this recipe. The left overs were used to make the most wonderful tuna salad I've ever eaten. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/17/2006
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. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/25/2004
Really great fish! I used our little counter-top grill indoors instead of the barbeque and it turned out great. My 4 year ate a whole steak and he hasn't finished a meal in 2 weeks! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/01/2006
Very good - the tuna was moist & flavorful. Cooking time depends on the tuna that you are working with & the temperature of your grill - my tuna took 5 minutes each side. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/19/2011
I was pleasantly surprised at how much flavor the lime juice added. I added some garlic and pepper to the olive oil marinade. would definitely recommend this easy recipe. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/25/2004
Liked this better than another recipe I tried the same night. Used a mixture of green and black crushed peppercorns. Husband overcooked the fish; still edible but not as enjoyable. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
08/05/2010
This was in need of more flavor. I made exactly as written. I think the addition of garlic to the olive oil may help this have alittle more flavor. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
09/15/2008
so my dad came home with a bunch of fresh albacore tuna and i had no idea what to do with it. this was a great starter. i marinated it in the olive oil for an hour and then cut it into little pieces (about 3 inches) and seasoned them with salt and garlic pepper. and then drizzled with fresh squeezed lime juice. it was amazing! Read More
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