I usually buy mine from my Seafood Market about 6-8 ounces each and 2″ thick they are reasonably priced. We love them grilled with a lime-chili butter. You can brush anything you like on them before grilling. Many times Tuna Steaks are served medium to medium rare-we tend to like them grilled a bit longer about 5-6 minutes each side on medium heat. I’ll let you decide the doneness to your liking!
I also have a recipe for Orange-chili butter that is great on Tuna Steaks as well. Simple recipe for either butters.
1/2 stick lightly salted butter (softened), 1 tablespoon chili powder, one lime for zest and juice, mix well and coat both sides of Tuna steaks for grilling. The more basting with the butter the better!!!
1/2 stick sweet cream butter (softened), 1 tablespoon chili powder, one Valencia Orange for zest and juice. Stir well to combine. Coat on Tuna Steaks with a brush and let them grill away.
Serve with rice, pasta, any vegetable side dish. We love Roasted Root Veggies, Rice & Scallion side dish with the Grilled Tuna Steaks.
I hope you will give them a try, you may be surprised how mild and delicious they are!
In closing, I wish you “Good Health. Cheryl “Cheffie Cooks” Wiser.
All Things Citrus.