Main Dish Tuna Recipes

Browse recipes for main dish tuna like grilled tuna steaks, seared ahi tuna, tuna pasta, tuna cakes, and more.

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Marinated Tuna Steak

Rating: 4.5 stars 1167
Tuna steaks are a perfect candidate for grilling, and a sweet, tangy marinade keeps them moist and flavorful.

Seared Ahi Tuna Steaks

Rating: 4.5 stars 810
An ahi tuna steak recipe that delivers a restaurant-quality meal.

Sesame Seared Tuna

Rating: 4.5 stars 519
Easy, great tasting tuna coated with sesame seeds, and quickly seared. This tuna is served rare, so be sure to use a good quality fresh tuna.

Grilled Teriyaki Tuna

Rating: 4.5 stars 140
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.

Bow Tie Tuna Florentine

Rating: 4 stars 101
A classy version of tuna casserole. A creamy pesto sauce with spinach, bow tie pasta and tuna. Serve with warm French bread and wine for an elegant 'hot dish.'
By Tracy

Portuguese Fresh Tuna (Sauce and Marinade)

Rating: 4.5 stars 13
Family Recipe, a staple once a year when fresh tuna was available in my area. It's pretty spicy, so it is generally served with boiled potatoes which are perfect for soaking up the sauce. The sauce is awesome and stands up to the very meaty fish. For some reason, long lost, my grandmother always asked for the darkest tuna steaks they had. She insisted they were better. Pretty sure my grandmother used lard for frying, my aunt says butter and oil do fine. Any vegetable oil is fine if you don't buy you olive oil by the gallon. Plate the fish with some rice or potatoes (both if you are Portugues).

Grilled Citrus Tuna

Rating: 4 stars 28
This is a delicious and healthy meal. I serve it with mango salsa and rice. It is a great meal for the warm months, but it can also be broiled in the winter.

Ahi Poke

Rating: 4.5 stars 177
An easy poke recipe made with ahi tuna, a sesame-soy sauce, and scallions.
By Allrecipes Member

Sesame-Seared Tuna

Rating: 4.5 stars 517
Perfectly seared tuna with a sesame seed crust, served with dipping sauce.

Savory Pan-Seared Tuna Steaks

Rating: 4.5 stars 72
These marinated tuna steaks, served rare, taste 'fancy' but are very easy to cook. Even my husband, who doesn't like most cooked fish, enjoys these steaks. A sprinkling of cracked black pepper is a good finisher for this dish.
By meg_in_quebec

Grilled Yellowfin Tuna with Marinade

Rating: 4.5 stars 93
This marinade can be used with most fish.

Hard Times Creamed Tuna

Rating: 4.5 stars 93
Times were tough for my newly divorced mom in the 70's. I remember eating creamed tuna on toast with a green salad on the side at least weekly. It was one of my favorite meals, and I had no idea we were eating it out of necessity. Times aren't so tough now, but I still make this about once a month. It's great when you're in a hurry, or have limited supplies on hand. My kids love it too!

Inspiration and Ideas

Lime Cilantro Ahi with Honey Glaze
Rating: Unrated 80
This was the tastiest fish dish I ever made! So easy and so delicious. – Kelly Callan
Easy Tuna Patties
Rating: Unrated 548
"What a fantastic recipe for a change on my family’s menu. After coming home from a long day at work this is perfect. Easy, fast and delish." – Silvia Nuñez
Blackened Tuna
Rating: 4.5 stars 256

It may seem simple, but it's my favorite way to have tuna. Seared fish steaks are a Cajun tradition.