This mixture of orange juice, soy sauce, and garlic gives this marinade a wonderful taste.

Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
cook:
11 mins
additional:
30 mins
total:
51 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 non-reactive dish, mix together the orange juice, soy sauce, olive oil, lemon juice, parsley, garlic, oregano, and pepper. Place the tuna steaks in the marinade and turn to coat. Cover, and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes.

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  • Preheat grill for high heat.

  • Lightly oil grill grate. Cook the tuna steaks for 5 to 6 minutes, then turn and baste with the marinade. Cook for an additional 5 minutes, or to desired doneness. Discard any remaining marinade.

Nutrition Facts

200 calories; protein 27.4g 55% DV; carbohydrates 3.7g 1% DV; fat 7.9g 12% DV; cholesterol 50.6mg 17% DV; sodium 944.6mg 38% DV. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
01/25/2004
WOW!!! This tuna steak was insanely good. I followed the recipe exactly, except I pan seared the tuna for 3 minutes on each side instead of grilling it. I let the steaks marinade for 2 hours and then rest at room temperature for 10 minutes before cooking it. The fish came out awesome, so juicy and wonderfully tasty - I loved it (and I don't even like fish). I will make this again and again and again. Thanks Carin! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
08/22/2003
It was a nice marinade,but I used the GEORGE fORMAN GRILL AND THE STEAKS WERE VERY DRY. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/25/2004
WOW!!! This tuna steak was insanely good. I followed the recipe exactly, except I pan seared the tuna for 3 minutes on each side instead of grilling it. I let the steaks marinade for 2 hours and then rest at room temperature for 10 minutes before cooking it. The fish came out awesome, so juicy and wonderfully tasty - I loved it (and I don't even like fish). I will make this again and again and again. Thanks Carin! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/04/2007
I consider myself a pretty proficient cook. I have created many of my own recipes and have often been told that I should have been a cook! But I have never tried tuna steak until now. This recipe is one of the best I've ever used. Anyone who says this tuna is dry is OVERCOOKING their steak, hello? Seared in a red hot frying pan for about 3-4 minutes on each side, this is succulent, indeed! I've never cooked tuna steak before, and it turned out perfectly...VERY juicy and extremely flavorful (but increase marinade time to at least 2 hours for the full effect!). Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/26/2005
Five stars, no question. Flavorful, juicy, piquant. I quartered the recipe (just cooking for me), cooked it in a skillet and just dumped the whole mix in. I had to substitute teriyaki sauce (had no soya), which may have made it lighter than the original recipe; I enjoyed it this way. I also used dried herbs, found it okay. If I could make it differently I might crust some whole garlic slices right on to the tuna steak, but this is a bit of an unnecessary flourish. If your tuna comes out "tough and chewy" you are cooking it too long. Turn the heat up way high (skillet) or get the coals really going (grill) and sear it. Unless you buy bottom-quality tuna (which you should not), it is safe to cook until the top and bottom are seared but the center is still mostly pink and relatively uncooked. The bacteria grow on the exposed parts, which is why you have to cook the heck out of any ground meat (because the exposed parts have been moved all through the meat). Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/27/2007
awesome! i followed the recipe - excpet for the following: replaced the soy sauce with Dales seasoning for meat and fish (its' soy based but as added flavor.) Also added chopped green onions (1/4 cup) and a 3/4 tsp rosemary. used fresh garlic (a must in my book!) i cooked the fish on a skillet. Turned the gas on high and let the pan heat up with a little bit of non-stick cooking spray on it. heres the best tip (got it from the man behind the fresh fish counter at Whole Foods) - turn the Tuna Steaks every 30 seconds for 3-5 minutes (depending on size of the steak)... perfectly cooked! DO NOT OVER COOK THESE. i had actually intially undercooked them (only 3 minutes). I wanted them to be cooked a little more, so i put them back in the frying pan and seared for 30 more seconds on each side. yummy!!!!!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/27/2007
I added honey to the marinade as other cooks recommended and it charred nicely on the grill. I marinated for 24 hours and I could really taste the marinade. I used low sodium soy sauce as other cooks warned it would be too salty and it turned out delicious. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/20/2007
My son caught a Blue Fin Tuna yesterday off Cape Cod. We had never cooked tuna before and gave this recipe a try. It was excellent and everyone like it. I did marinate it for about 2 hours. Much longer than called for. Other than that I did everything as it was written. Thanks I'll be making this recipe again. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/02/2008
Love this recipe. The second time I made it I added fresh ginger (I peel and freeze it then take it out and grate when needed) a little sesame oil and sesame seeds and it was soo delicious. Greate recipe. Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
08/22/2003
It was a nice marinade,but I used the GEORGE fORMAN GRILL AND THE STEAKS WERE VERY DRY. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
02/23/2007
I did reduce the soy just a little (it wasn't loy sodium) and I didn't want a very salty taste. I also added just a little honey and I am glad that I did. I wanted just a little sweet in the background. I had the dried herbs on hand so I used those. It turned out really well. I will definately be making this again. Thanks for the post. Read More
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