15 Awesome Grilled Tuna Recipes For Every Cookout Master

Fish is a great option to have as a meal, and often gets sidelined for other common options such as chicken, turkey, and steak.

15 Awesome Grilled Tuna Recipes For Every Cookout Master

That’s because if done incorrectly; fish will be quite a boring meal and not very interesting, which we aim to dispel.

Today we are going to take you on a journey through some of the most inspiring and awesome grilled tuna recipes, designed to maximize every cookout master’s repertoire.

There are a number of ingredients you need, ranging from herbs and spices to vegetables, and even some other fishy options for many of the salads and marinades.

Why Grilled Tuna?

Grilled tuna is not only a tasty option when done correctly, but there are many other benefits to picking this option.

It’s a popular saltwater fish used in Asian cuisines, as well as Australia and Europe.

They go well with such a wide range of side dishes that it’s almost impossible to not find someone that would enjoy this meal; unless they are ethically minded with their food intake, or just don’t like the taste of fish.

Outside of a distinctive taste,  there are many health benefits to taking this option.

It’s a heart-friendly choice with a modest amount of Omega-3 fatty acids which can help with improving cognition, improving heart health, as well as acting as natural anti-inflammatory food.

Tuna is also known for containing many healthy properties, such as manganese, zinc, vitamin C, and selenium.

There is also a vitamin B, and this Complex in the fish can help to keep skin healthy due to the protein called elastin which can give a smooth tone and provide radiant skin.  

It’s also a popular option for those looking to manage their waistline, or lose a bit of weight,  as compared to other cuts of fish such as salmon and mackerel, which are generally low in fat and lower calories.

Whilst many of the recipes are going to contain oils and butter that increase the energy intake of the food, look out for some of the dietary options that are going to be suitable for slimming.

Marinated Tuna Steak

This is one of our favorite introductory recipes for grilling tuna steak and is suitable for beginners looking to hone their craft.

There are plenty of reasons to try this, and with the inclusion of orange juice, soy sauce, and garlic, this steak is full of flavor and can be enjoyed on its own or with a serving of mushrooms.

Garlic Herbed Grilled Tuna Steaks

One of the key elements of making a tasty grilled tuna steak is marinating and seasoning, and you don’t need to be limited by heading out to a restaurant to enjoy one.

Enjoy the flavor of fish at home with this delicious garlic herbs tuna steak soaked in lemon juice boil, garlic, and thyme.

Seared Tuna Steak

Here’s the great recipe that will guide you through cooking the best-seared tuna steak.

What makes this special is the inclusion of small dried red chili which gives it a little bit of flame, and will delete those that like a bit of heat to their food. Serve them with a salad or fries, and don’t forget the lemon!

Grilled Tuna Steaks With Asain Sesame Crust

Time to give our tuna an Asian twist, with these delicious steaks marinated in a soy-ginger sauce.

When making the perfect meal, it’s always ideal to pair foods together for flavor, and the meatiness of the fish combined with the saltiness of the soy sauce and ginger will excite any foodie’s taste buds.

Sesame Soy Grilled Tuna

Sticking with the Sesame theme, here’s another super option for a delicious and healthy dinner.

Asain marinades work well with fish-based dishes, and a combination of sesame, soy, ginger, and garlic, will replicate any grilled tuna that you have at your local restaurant. And best of all, it’s really easy to make.

Grilled Tuna Steak With Scallion Sauce

Looking for a quick and tasty meal that only takes around 5 minutes to cook? Here’s a scallion sauce tuna steak served with white rice or brown rice for an ideal lunch or dinner in the week.

You can also serve this with some lightly sauteed green salads to make this even healthier and even tastier.

Grilled Tuna Belly

For those looking to step up their cooking skills, this is a sweep option that doesn’t take a lot of effort.

This grilled tuna belly is ideal for those with a bit more time to spare, and your mouth will water as you begin to marinade this fine piece of fish. The result is a deliciously tasty tuna that will impress friends and family.

Grilled Tuna Steak, Asian-Style Red Cabbage Coleslaw

This impressive midweek meal is an Instagram-worthy option that makes an impressive photo opportunity, with all of the taste to go with it.

What makes this extra special is that it is served with a tasty coleslaw made with soy and coriander, that will excite those that are looking to stay healthy and away from calorific marinades.

Grilled Tuna Steaks With Lemon-Pepper Butter

Sometimes it’s easy to make a tasty cod have that extra special taste. One easy method is to add a rich buttery drizzle that will coat a chargrilled tuna steak, adding intense flavor at not much cost.

Here is a lemon pepper butter ideal for those that want to indulge on Friday night or the weekend, paired with a suitable glass of wine.

Chargrilled Tuna With Dressed Beans And Loadsa Herbs

Straight from the Jamie Oliver recipe book; this shall grilled tuna with beans does exactly what it says, and is loaded with plenty of taste and nutrition.

Ideal for the summertime; it will take no time at all to prepare, yeah and the addition of beans means that you stay fuller for longer with the additional fiber and protein.

Char-Grilled Tuna With Warm Coriander And Caper Vinaigrette

A light meal can go a long way, and with a minimalistic amount of ingredients, you can still make the perfect midweek meal without sacrificing on tastes or excitement. 

Vinaigrettes are one of the most popular additions to grilled tuna, and with wholegrain mustard and capers, you’ll have one of the fishiest concoctions in less than 10 minutes.

Grilled Tuna With Herbs And Olives

Don’t be afraid to marinate, and get your fingers dirty with this mixture of flavorful herbs that are made even tastier with some chopped olives and raw garlic.

As the title suggests, the secret is in the herbs: but don’t be afraid to mix in a little lemon juice to balance the flavor, for a deliciously easy meal that most people can enjoy.

Marinated Grilled Tuna With Dijon Honey Mustard Recipe

Here’s another one for the hot food lover, and with the addition of Dijon mustard, you get the right combination of flavor and heat with your tuna steaks.

The tangy taste adds so much character to the meal, you’ll probably make this one again and again, as it serves up to four people and can be ready to eat in less than ninety minutes.

Charcoal-Grilled Tuna, Coriander Seeds, Lemon, And Courgettes

We think we may have found a  super meal. This coriander seed and lemon courgette-inspired tuna is a simple but beautiful dish straight from the shores of Sicily.

For those that love to put a combination of foods together, it beats this showcase of Mediterranean glory with a meaty texture and beautiful flavor.

Grilled Tuna With Parsley Salad

We finish off our list with a fish and salad combination with a surprisingly versatile salad that contains olives, shallots, and capers, with the zest of lemon, and a splash of olive oil.

It’s a simple and fresh option for those that don’t have a lot of time to spare and can even be the perfect meal for a low-key gathering. 

Final Thoughts

You don’t have to be limited by having tuna from a can, and many of these recipes are perfect alternatives to steak dinners or black and white fish recipes, that aim to please and amaze a variety of people with different tastes and preferences.

There are plenty of options here, so don’t be afraid to expand your culinary skills, and try one of these today!

Frequently Asked Questions 

Should Tuna Steak Be Pink In The Middle?

Unlike Poultry, tuna steaks can be pink in the middle, and it is a great idea to keep them cooked in this method, as it keeps in the moisture and tenderness, which impacts the flavor, ultimately improving the taste.

In fact; if you cook tuna steaks for too long they will dry up quickly and ruin the steak. 

What Is An Ideal Side Dish For Tuna Steak?

Tuna steaks are a great option as they are versatile and can be served with several side dishes.

The best options are a mixed green salad, potato salad, or green bean vegetables. you could even mix them with a stir fry or serve them with rice.

Tommy Hall