Main Dish Tuna Recipes

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Delicious Ahi Fish Burgers with Chives

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I got this recipe from my coworker - loved it and then made it for my boyfriend. Now he loves it and I make it at least twice a month. You can eat this plain or as a burger. I recommend eating them with hamburger buns, mayo, lettuce and onions.

Grilled Teriyaki Tuna

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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

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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.'

Portuguese Fresh Tuna (Sauce and Marinade)

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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

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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.

Marinated Tuna Steak

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

Seared Ahi Tuna Steaks

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This is an elegantly simple way to cook tuna that any restaurant would be jealous of!

Easy Tuna Patties

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These patties are great dipped in ketchup, mustard, or hot sauce. They are also great as a sandwich.

Sesame Seared Tuna

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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.

Spicy Tuna Fish Cakes

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Who needs crab and a deep fryer to enjoy these tasty delights? Tuna works great and a light pan searing does the job of cooking up this tasty treat without all the fat! Serve with hot sauce or mayonnaise.

Savory Pan-Seared Tuna Steaks

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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.

Grilled Yellowfin Tuna with Marinade

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This marinade can be used with most fish.

Inspiration and Ideas

Lime Cilantro Ahi with Honey Glaze

This was the tastiest fish dish I ever made! So easy and so delicious. – Kelly Callan

Easy Tuna Patties

"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

Grilled Tuna

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Tuna is available most of the year, so fresh steaks should be easy to come by. Be choosy: a reddish color is acceptable, but flesh with dark spots or streaks should be avoided. As with all great ocean fish, the flesh tends to be dry. Marinate with oil, and avoid overcooking. The timing is critical, as tuna should be served medium rare. Use a kitchen timer.