Quick Grilled Tuna Recipe

This fuss free way to cook tuna is great if you just want to pull something fresh and tasty from the freezer.

1y ago

I usually spend a lot of time in Sardinia and I absolutely love the tuna there and sometimes I really want to cook something that reminds me of the summer when I'm back in the UK.

I am not at all a fan of farmed fish but the great thing about tuna is that you can often buy line caught steaks quite cheaply and keep them in the freezer.

So this recipe is a classic and with all the good weather there has been I am sure these will be appearing on my table a lot this year.

By the way - tuna is often overcooked in the UK - Take a risk and try it rare it's much more delicious and if you don't agree you can go on to cook it longer so you have nothing to lose by trying.

Grilled Tuna Recipe

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  • 8 tablespoons of olive oil
  • salt and pepper
  • The peel of a lemon
  • a handful of mixed herbs rosemary, sage, marjoram and oregano
  • 1 glass dry white wine
  • 4 small tuna steaks


  1. Put all the ingredients in a bowl, stir and add in the tuna fillets
  2. Allow them to marinate for approx 3 hours in the fridge, turning occasionally
  3. Grill or fry in a skillet until cooked.
  4. If you want the steaks rare they will be done in two minutes each side or if you want them well done make that four minutes each side.

Recipe Notes

Tuna is often overcooked in the UK - really try it rare it's much more delicious and if you don't agree go on to cook it longer.

Recipe by

Carole Mason

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Comments (4)

  • It seems wonderful- grilled fish - weekend and barbecue πŸ˜‹

      1 year ago
  • Mmm I love grilled fish

      1 year ago
  • Can’t go wrong with Tuna

      1 year ago