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Grilled Yellowfin Tuna with Marinade

Rated as 4.62 out of 5 Stars

"This marinade can be used with most fish."
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1 h 30 m servings 448
Original recipe yields 4 servings (4 steaks)


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  1. Prick tuna steaks all over with a fork and place in shallow glass dish.
  2. Whisk oil, soy sauce, lemon juice, Dijon mustard, lemon peel, and garlic together in a bowl; pour over the tuna steaks. Cover dish with plastic wrap and refrigerate 1 to 3 hours.
  3. Preheat grill for medium heat and lightly oil the grate.
  4. Remove tuna from the marinade. Shake excess moisture from the steaks.
  5. Pour the marinade into a small saucepan and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium-low and cook marinade at a simmer for 10 minutes.
  6. Cook tuna on preheated grill, basting with boiled marinade, until cooked through, 5 to 6 minutes per side. Serve with lemon wedges.


  • Editor's Note:
  • The nutrition data for this recipe includes the full amount of the marinade ingredients. The actual amount of the marinade consumed will vary.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 448 calories; 28.9 5.2 41.5 77 1328 Full nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

This was a nice marinade. The basting, while adding an extra step, really did impart more flavor, so I'm glad I didn't skip it. THANKS for the recipe!

Most helpful critical review

Like previously mentioned way to much lemon, and 5 to 6 minutes cooking on each side is way to much. I would suggest cooking to medium rare, otherwise the tuna becomes tough.

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This was a nice marinade. The basting, while adding an extra step, really did impart more flavor, so I'm glad I didn't skip it. THANKS for the recipe!

I was looking for a recipe for yellowfin tuna and this one had great reviews. But when I looked at the ingredient list, based on my past experience, this type of flavour on fish wasn't my cup of...

I tasted and loved this recipe, as is, and our tuna steaks were excellent. I added for personal taste, brown sugar and the juice of one orange. Saved half the marinade for a dipping sauce once...

The recipe was absolutely wonderful. I followed the ingredients exactly. I forgot to prick the steaks with the fork but it didn't seem to affect the juiciness of the fish. I marinaded it for a l...

Wonderful marinade!! Definitely a keeper and I will now use this again and again. I did not have dijon mustard so I used regular mustard with some horseradish. I added some ginger as well. It ...

Made this for my family and everybody thought it was excellent! Followed the recipe using tamari soy sauce. No left overs here.

I mostly followed the recipe using minor substitutes since I didn't have the exact ingredients (different oil, mustard, etc). We both thought it was really good. Will use again in the future.

I made this last night. Our friend went fishing and caught some yellowfin tuna. He gave some of it to my husband. I had no idea what to do with it, so I tried this recipe. As others mentioned, I...

Three minutes per side was perfect. Crispy outside, pink inside. Marinade was also good on rice.