Whether you’re cutting back on meat or just craving a lighter dinner, it’s a good time to put fresh tuna on the menu. Meaty tuna steaks and fillets cook quickly on the grill or stovetop, and the subtle flavor can be enhanced by a variety of sauces and seasonings. High-quality tuna is also delicious eaten raw in thin slices or as part of sushi rolls—and even makes an outstanding burger.
Grilled Tuna Steaks With Asian Sesame Crust
Restaurant-style grilled tuna steaks can be yours at home with this quick and easy recipe. Tuna steaks or fillets are marinated in a soy-ginger-sesame oil mixture, then coated in sesame seeds and cooked in less than 10 minutes on the grill. Follow the instructions for thickening the marinade to use it as a delightful finishing sauce.
Lemon Pepper Grilled Tuna
You only need six ingredients and 5 minutes of grilling to make this delicious lemon pepper tuna. It’s a great choice on summer evenings when you don’t want to sweat over a hot stove. Be sure to plan for at least an hour of marinating the fish in the fridge so it can absorb the flavors of the citrus-infused olive oil.
Honey Lime-Glazed Grilled Ahi Tuna
Firm ahi tuna fillets are marinated for 30 minutes in a mixture of lime juice, garlic, and ginger, before taking a turn on the grill. The summer-worthy tuna dish is finished with a honey-lime glaze for a hint of sweetness and unforgettable flavor. Serve with your favorite grains and a salad for a complete meal.
Spicy Tuna Rolls
If you’ve always wanted to learn how to make sushi at home, here’s your chance. It is easier than you might think to make spicy tuna rolls in your own kitchen and recreate one of the most popular Japanese restaurant orders. Simply shop for the ingredients, pick up a bamboo mat for rolling, and follow the recipe’s step-by-step instructions.
Grilled Spicy Tuna Steaks
Grilled spicy tuna steaks are a breeze to make. This recipe uses a marinade of lemon juice, cilantro, garlic, shallot, cayenne pepper, and cumin. Adjust the spices to suit your personal spice tolerance and add a cilantro garnish for a stunning presentation.
Grilled Tuna With Honey Mustard Marinade
Ready for the table in under 30 minutes, your family is going to love this flavor-packed grilled tuna entrée. The fish is quickly marinated in sweet and zesty honey and mustard mixture, then flash-cooked over a hot grill. Serve over rice with grilled vegetables on the side for a complete, nutritious meal.
The pantry staple easily transforms into easy, delicious dishes that you can serve for family dinners, just choose one of the recipes above. Go beyond the usual tuna casseroles and tuna melts (though we’ve got awesome versions of those, too) with these creative ideas.