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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 4
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 229.2
  • Total Fat: 5.3 g
  • Cholesterol: 82.2 mg
  • Sodium: 357.5 mg
  • Total Carbs: 0.5 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 0.1 g
  • Protein: 42.5 g

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Grilled Mediteranean Ahi Tuna

Submitted by: MILLCITY2
Grilled Mediteranean Ahi Tuna

Introduction

Ahi Tuna (Yellowfin) Steaks Grilled with a Mediterranean Flair. Yellowfin Tuna or Ahi Tuna is usually served either Raw, as in sushi or Seared. or Grilled. When I first had this tuna grilled in spain with olive oil and salt I couldn't believe it was fish at all. This recipe is a bit of a cross between seared italian style and Spanish grilled. Ahi Tuna (Yellowfin) Steaks Grilled with a Mediterranean Flair. Yellowfin Tuna or Ahi Tuna is usually served either Raw, as in sushi or Seared. or Grilled. When I first had this tuna grilled in spain with olive oil and salt I couldn't believe it was fish at all. This recipe is a bit of a cross between seared italian style and Spanish grilled.
Number of Servings: 4

Ingredients

    4 5oz Uncooked Fresh or Frozen ( thawed) Ahi Tuna Steaks 1 inch thick

    1 tbsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil
    1/2 tsp Salt - Kosher
    Lemon Juice from 1 wedge of lemon 1/2 tsp
    1/4 tsp Cracked black pepper freshly ground
    1/2 tsp finely chopped oregano or 1/4 tsp dried
    1/4 tsp red pepper flakes or dash crushed dried
    1 tsp finely chopped basil or 1/4 tsp dried
    Garlic, 1 clove minced fine


Directions

1) Preheat Outside Grill on Medium High setting when you start your prep. Or start your charcoal grill about 30 minutes before you plan to grill tuna.

2) Pat tuna steaks with paper towels to remove excess moisture then place in a shallow dish.

3) Mix all spices with oil and lemon juice in a small bowl with a fork or wisk. Allow to rest for at least 5 minutes to blend together.

4) Brush mixture on both sides of Tuna steaks and allow steaks to rest for another 5 minutes.

5) Grill steaks on hot grill 2-5 minutes on each side to attain desired doneness. For well done there should still be some pinkness to the center. Most prefer barely warm red centers. Be Brave, you will be surprised at the flavorful moistness and un-fishyness of this Tuna!

Overcooking to a uniform color would be a sad waste of a great dish!



Number of Servings: 4

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user MILLCITY2.






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  • Incredible!
    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
    I am the leader for the Mediterranean Way Team and I've suggested this recipe to them. I thought it was "Perfection!" - 6/23/10

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Delicious! I cooked it exactly 2 minutes on a panini grill set to high. It was absolutely perfect with a cool red center. I think the secret is bringing the tuna to room temperature just before you put it on the grill. I served this with a side of brown & wild rice and fresh pico de gallo. - 8/26/09

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    I put this on the george foreman grill and it turned out wonderful. Quick and easy! - 3/29/09

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  • Incredible!
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    This fish was wonderful, different then the standard tuna recipes! - 7/19/08

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  • Incredible!
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    Great recipe. Really enjoyed the tuna especially all the herbs were from the garden. - 6/12/10

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  • Incredible!
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    Wonderful! And so very easy. - 5/10/10

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Truly great!! I had never made grilled tuna before but we are adding seafood into our diet more; This tasted like steak!! Using fresh herbs was an awesome punch of flavor. - 5/3/10

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I used the dried herbs and cooked this on a hot skillet in the kitchen. Hubby told me to add it to our regular meals. Yummy! I look forward to when my herbs are growing so I can make it with fresh herbs. - 4/13/10

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  • 1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Excellent - I would make this again! - 2/26/10

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    This was so easy to make and very delicious. My husband and I both look forward to having it again. - 1/14/10

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  • 1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Delicious! - 8/5/09

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Absolutely amazing. I've made this twice in as many weeks. So simple, yet so delicious! - 7/27/09

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Both of my children, who hate pretty much all things protein (chicken, pork, beef, fish,) actually liked this. My younger daughter even asked for more! My husband may just be a fish convert(finally)! My only advice is to cook the fish 2 minutes on each side, which is plenty for tuna.. 3 minutes max. - 7/11/09

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Had it last night, it was great! - 4/30/09

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  • Incredible!
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    Wonderful! My 11 year old son HATES, I mean HATES fish...but he said he liked it and even requested to have this made again. I never thought that would ever come out of his mouth. Thank you for giving us a recipe, my whole family can enjoy! - 3/10/09

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  • Incredible!
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    Fantastic! - 7/24/08

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  • One of the best tuna receipes I have ever had. Just make sure it is either rare or med/rare. - 3/18/13

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  • Just tried it out. substituted a fresh serrano pepper for the dried. It was quite good. While you're at the grill, throw on some seasoned yellow squash and broccolini and you've got the whole meal in about 20 minutes. - 7/9/12

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  • My wife bought ahi tuna for dad's day, but I haven't cooked it on the grill previously. I didn't like the recipes in our cookbooks, so I thought I'd check out what's on the internet. Found your site and this recipe and wow! What a winner! Even my 15 y/o son loved it. Thanks. - 6/18/12

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  • Perfect! - 4/6/12

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  • This was amazing! I definitely agree--don't overcook the tuna-seared rare is probably the best way to serve it! This was so good and I will make it over and over again! - 3/15/12

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  • DH and I LOVED this!! Didn't change anything and left it pink in the center as recommended. Delicious!! So quick and easy, too. Looking forward to making it again. - 1/24/12

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  • this was really REALLY good! my husband was so surprised..he's not a huge fan of fish, as i am, but will eat it. this was just awesome!! - 1/23/12

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  • This recipe was amazing! Easy to prepare, very delicious and very healthy! Loved the herbs. - 11/30/11

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  • Loved it! Didn't change a thing. - 11/15/11

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  • Delicious and simple. I will definitely be making this again! - 10/16/11

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  • perfection! - 9/20/11

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  • My husband and I were speechless eating this!!! It is THE BEST recipe I have tried on SP so far! (I've been doing this for years!) Mouthwatering... Fabulous blend of herbs and spices! Don't change a thing! We served it with in season summer squash and cherry tomatos tossed with same marinade as fish - 7/30/11

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  • Great and I used it on chicken. Fantastic! - 7/27/11

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  • Love it! Used lime because I didn't have a lemon -- fresh herbs from the garden mmmmmm. - 7/17/11

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  • Pretty good.. Next time i will omitt the red pepper flakes as it was a little spicy for me.. but otherwise excellet flavor. - 7/12/11

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  • I made the leftovers into the most delish tuna melt you've ever had. Highly recommend this dish.... - 6/26/11

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  • I made this tonight and it was fabulous. Paired it with grilled red pepper (skin removed). Made sure to have an Ahi tuna steak that was fresh and thick enough to not overgrill. Easy and tasted great! - 6/18/11

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  • Wow, what a great dish! My first time a cooking a tuna steak and due to the cost I was worried I'd ruin it. This recipe was great! Can't wait to make it again! - 5/25/11

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  • Awesome, awesome, awesome! I don't like my food seasoned too much. But I found this recipe to be perfect for my taste buds! - 5/22/11

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  • Ok ... I have got to say this is the best tuna steak recipe I have ever had, much less made. It was delicious! I broiled it 5 mins per side since our grill isn't working right now! I will definately make this again! - 4/16/11

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  • did not add everything and pan seared is great - 4/5/11

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  • Awesome dish. Its the best tuna I have ever cooked myself at home. - 3/12/11

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  • I would give this 5 stars, and would make again. Recipe was quick and easy. Used fresh Ahi Tuna Steaks, and cooked in a hot non-stick frying pan 2 min on each side and it was perfect! Used Ingredients as listed, just a bit more and crushed the dry to help bring the flavor a bit more. Thank you! - 3/7/11

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  • I enjoyed this! It has a little pep. I baked it, but in the summer I will grill it and it will be even better. - 1/19/11

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  • This is fabulous. It was too cold to use the grill so I cooked it in a very hot skillet instead. - 1/14/11

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  • Scrumptious l! And very easy. - 1/9/11

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  • Reallyh good and easy - 1/2/11

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  • I loved the seasoning on this but we overcooked it so it wasn't quite as good as it could be. Our fault, of course, but I still really enjoyed this dish! - 11/25/10

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  • This was sooo good. It was a hit with my husband who doesn't like fish. I did tweeked it a bit, I added 2 tbps of rice vinegar and 1 tbsp of citrus pepper. I grilled it until nice and tender and pink in the middle and continued brushing the marinade while grilling. Great for tuna salad the next day! - 9/29/10

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  • I thoroughly enjoyed this dish! I placed it with the Mediterranean Pasta Salad that is also listed on this site. It was a perfect pair! The seasoning was delicious on the steak. My five year old and my even pickier 4 year old loved this recipe and said they would love having it again! - 9/27/10

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  • Had been looking for a good Tuna steak recipe. I FOUND IT!!! - 9/22/10

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  • I fixed this last night and will definitely make it again. I wasn't brave, though -- cooked the 1" steaks about 4 1/2 to 5 minutes on each side. Maybe next time my grill should be hotter. - 9/11/10

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  • Delicious and simple. We love Ahi, and everybody enjoyed this recipe. - 9/1/10

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  • This was fabulous. Just the right seasonings and the lemon brightened the flavor of the ahi. Thanks so much! - 8/20/10

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  • Loved it! - 8/19/10

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  • Very simple, yet delicious. Just be careful not to overcook. - 8/15/10

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  • Very good recipe. Have picky husband, and even he mentioned it was good. - 7/27/10

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  • I have never really enjoyed fish, but this was great. Luckily there is a market where I can get tuna steaks, and next time I may try the frozen kind. - 7/5/10

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  • I "grilled" it on the George Foreman and it turned out fine, but I think the outdoor grill would add a little flavor. I think the herb mixture could be used on most kinds of fish. I plan on trying it on salmon next. My husband raved about it and said we should definitely make it again! - 2/26/10

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  • this is a quick and easy recipe on a work night, Thanks - 2/1/10

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  • Really yummy! I broiled it because I didn't feel like going out in the cold to grill it... turned out perfect at just a tad more than two minutes per side (we like it fairly rare). My daughter said, "you should cook this often!" - 1/9/10

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  • Very good. The tuna remained moist and the herbs added just the right amount of flavor - 12/27/09

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