These grilled tuna steaks with a tropical twist are a great way to enjoy a relaxing summer-evening cookout out with friends.

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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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  • To prepare marinade, combine preserves, hoisin, lime juice, cilantro, ginger, and sesame oil in a small bowl. Stir well.

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  • Pour into a resealable plastic bag or glass bowl; toss tuna with marinade to coat. Refrigerate for 1 hour.

  • Preheat an outdoor grill for high heat and lightly oil grate.

  • Remove tuna steaks from marinade, shake off excess, and discard remaining marinade. Cook on preheated grill for 4 to 5 minutes per side. Be careful not to overcook - the tuna should be lightly browned on the outside but still slightly pink in the middle. Serve immediately.

Nutrition Facts

332 calories; 3.4 g total fat; 78 mg cholesterol; 319 mg sodium. 33.5 g carbohydrates; 40.5 g protein; Full Nutrition

Reviews (32)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
05/22/2008
Tried this last night.I had bluefin tuna right off the fishing boat.Wasn't sure if I would like this marinade but am really glad I tried it. It came out great.I did however make two small changes I used crushed pineapple because I didn't have preserves and because I don't like sesame oil used regular olive oil.It was grilled to just rare and served over a salad with a light lime vinaigrette.I am sure this recipe will stay in my recipe box and used regularly. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
07/08/2009
Did not care for this at all. The hoisin sauce really didn't combine well with the other ingredients. Maybe leaving that out would work but will not make this again. Read More
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46 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 30
  • 4 star values: 11
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 3
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
05/22/2008
Tried this last night.I had bluefin tuna right off the fishing boat.Wasn't sure if I would like this marinade but am really glad I tried it. It came out great.I did however make two small changes I used crushed pineapple because I didn't have preserves and because I don't like sesame oil used regular olive oil.It was grilled to just rare and served over a salad with a light lime vinaigrette.I am sure this recipe will stay in my recipe box and used regularly. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/04/2008
Great! I used apricot-pineapple preserves bc that's what I had. The marinade is awesome - I used about 2/3 of it to marinate and saved 1/3 to glaze the fish after cooking. Also added a little chili oil since we like heat - but the flavor is perfect as is. Thanks! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/12/2009
This is the only way I make tuna steaks! excellent recipe and I've even managed to impress people with it. even good in the middle of winter cooked on a frying pan instead of a grill. fantastic. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/14/2008
Probably one of the best pieces of marinated fish I've ever enjoyed! Tender flaky and very tasty. I think it would also make a wonderful marinade for chicken or pork. I'll have to try it sometime. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/02/2008
This is a tasty easy recipe!I used apricot preserves because that is what I had on hand.I had never heard of hoisen sauce but that was easily found in my grocery store's ethnic food aisle.My husband really loves this recipe and my 16 y/o daughter who is almost a strictly chicken and pasta eater gave it the thumbs up!My other kids(19 & 13) ate it also no complaints.We've made this twice. I think the first time we(I should say my hubby he's the "grillmaster")overcooked it.The second time we kept a closer eye on the timing and it turned out perfect!We'll continue to use this recipe. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
03/09/2009
this was a recreation of what we paid 26/per plate at a fancy resteraunt! (at home cost 6 pp) Awesome! Served with steamed asperagus & wild rice. Yum!! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
10/16/2009
I made these for my family and they loved them. I topped each with a pineapple mango salsa which sent the flavor through the roof! They were so loved that I also made them for my father's birthday dinner and they were also a huge success Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
07/08/2009
Did not care for this at all. The hoisin sauce really didn't combine well with the other ingredients. Maybe leaving that out would work but will not make this again. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/19/2010
Husband and I loved this recipe. Flavorful and super easy. Will make again. Read More
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