Yellowfin tuna is always delicious when grilled. This is great at a tailgate party, or at your Saturday afternoon summer barbecue. You can add a little cayenne pepper or minced fresh ginger to the marinade to give it a little extra kick.

Recipe Summary

prep:
5 mins
cook:
10 mins
additional:
30 mins
total:
45 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 servings
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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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  • In a large resealable plastic bag, combine the teriyaki sauce, oil, garlic, and pepper. Place the tuna fillets in the bag. Seal the bag with as little air in it as possible. Give the mix a good shake, to ensure the tuna fillets are well coated. Marinate for 30 minutes in the refrigerator.

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  • Meanwhile, preheat an outdoor grill for high heat, and lightly oil grate.

  • Remove tuna from marinade, and place on grill. For rare tuna, grill for 3 to 5 minutes on each side. For medium, grill 5 to 8 minutes per side. For well done, grill for 8 to 10 minutes per side.

Note

Cooking times will vary depending on the thickness of the fillets and the heat of the grill. Check the doneness of the fish by making an incision with a knife and checking the color in the middle.

Note

The nutrition data for this recipe includes information for the full amount of the marinade ingredients. Depending on marinating time, ingredients, cooking method, etc., the actual amount of the marinade consumed will vary.

Nutrition Facts

551 calories; protein 30.7g; carbohydrates 12.9g; fat 41.6g; cholesterol 50.6mg; sodium 2802.5mg. Full Nutrition
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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
07/13/2004
Great Ahi recipe. Taste just the way Mom use to make. I too seared on a pan rather than the grill. Wonderful dish will definitely make again. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
05/08/2005
This is a tricky one to review. I was disappointed with the actual marinade. I let it sit in the sauce over night and was surprised at the lack of flavor. However the tuna steaks themselves were the best we've ever eaten so the meal was far from being a disaster! (By the way the comment regarding over 40g of fat in this recipe - it's not as if you drink the marinade. It quite clearly says 'The nutrition data for this recipe includes information for the full amount of the marinade ingredients') Read More
(9)
140 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 109
  • 4 star values: 26
  • 3 star values: 3
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
07/13/2004
Great Ahi recipe. Taste just the way Mom use to make. I too seared on a pan rather than the grill. Wonderful dish will definitely make again. Read More
(39)
Rating: 5 stars
06/06/2006
Fantastic fantastic fantastic. LOVE THIS. Was able to grill tuna to perfection - boiled the marinade down and put a small amount on top before serving and it was delicious. Will definitely make again. Read More
(32)
Rating: 5 stars
01/25/2004
This was absolutely the best tuna recipe that I have tried to date and I have been cooking for 32 years. It will definately go in our families favorites. D. Powell Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/25/2004
Oh My Gosh!! What an outstanding recipe for tuna. I use Trader Joe's Veri Teriyaki sauce and marinate the ahi tuna for one hour in the refrigerator. Cook until medium rare inside and top with homemade wasabi butter -- absolutely delicious! Read More
(18)
Rating: 5 stars
01/25/2004
This is a great recipe! Also - regarding the nutritional information (so many reviewers were overly concerned about fat and sodium) - you don't drink the marinade! Read More
(17)
Rating: 5 stars
06/23/2009
This was so delicious and very easy to make. I used Lawry's teriyaki marinade doubled the garlic and added a 1/2 tsp of ground ginger. My husband grilled the steaks for 2 minutes on one side and 1 and a half minute on the other to produce the perfect medium rare. I boiled down the remaining marinade to pour over each steak and paired this with "Stuffed Peppers My Way" for a gourmet meal that pleased all eight of my dinner guests. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/26/2005
I don't like fish. But I LOVE this! Easy and melts in your mouth. Thank you for this wonderful healthy recipe! Read More
(10)
Rating: 4 stars
03/03/2005
Pretty good followed others advice and marinated for 4 hours depends on thickness. For 1" steaks 2 hours should do. Read More
(9)
Rating: 5 stars
01/02/2005
Very good - I grilled it on my George Foreman and it came out fabulously. Read More
(9)
Rating: 3 stars
05/08/2005
This is a tricky one to review. I was disappointed with the actual marinade. I let it sit in the sauce over night and was surprised at the lack of flavor. However the tuna steaks themselves were the best we've ever eaten so the meal was far from being a disaster! (By the way the comment regarding over 40g of fat in this recipe - it's not as if you drink the marinade. It quite clearly says 'The nutrition data for this recipe includes information for the full amount of the marinade ingredients') Read More
(9)
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