Grilled Yellowfin Tuna with Marinade


This yellowfin tuna recipe features a citrusy marinade that can be used with most fish.

close up view of Grilled Yellowfin Tuna with Marinade garnished with lemon, on a blue plate with white rice and green beans
Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
20 mins
Additional Time:
1 hrs
Total Time:
1 hrs 30 mins
4 steaks


  • 4 (6 ounce) yellowfin tuna steaks

  • ½ cup vegetable oil

  • cup soy sauce

  • ¼ cup fresh lemon juice

  • 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard

  • 1 teaspoon grated lemon peel

  • 1 clove garlic, crushed

  • 4 wedges lemon, for garnish


  1. Prick tuna steaks all over with a fork and place in a shallow glass baking dish.

  2. Whisk together oil, soy sauce, lemon juice, Dijon mustard, lemon peel, and garlic in a bowl; pour over tuna steaks. Cover the dish with plastic wrap and refrigerate for 1 to 3 hours.

  3. Preheat the grill to medium heat and lightly oil the grate.

  4. Remove tuna from marinade; shake excess marinade from steaks and transfer to a plate.

  5. Pour marinade into a small saucepan; bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer marinade for 10 minutes.

  6. Cook tuna on the 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
29g Fat
5g Carbs
42g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 448
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 29g 37%
Saturated Fat 5g 24%
Cholesterol 77mg 26%
Sodium 1328mg 58%
Total Carbohydrate 5g 2%
Dietary Fiber 1g 3%
Total Sugars 1g
Protein 42g
Vitamin C 20mg 98%
Calcium 43mg 3%
Iron 2mg 10%
Potassium 845mg 18%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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