Grilled Tuna Steaks is delicious and easy to make. These restaurant quality tuna steaks are seasoned with simple ingredients to give them so much flavor.

Sliced Grilled Tuna steaks on a plate with side salad
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Grilled Tuna Steaks Recipe:

Homemade Grilled Tuna Steaks are cooked to perfection on the grill. Place the tuna steaks on a high heat grill to give them the perfect grill marks and a rare center. No need for fancy seasoning as all your need is black pepper and sea salt.

Grilled Tuna Steaks is a meal that we prepare when we are having date night in. This restaurant quality meal takes only a few minutes on the grill so it is the perfect meal to make together.

Slice the grilled tuna steaks and serve. This meal is perfect to serve with a side salad and a bake potato for a complete meal idea.

Sliced Grilled Tuna steaks on a plate with side salad

What are Tuna Steaks?

Tuna Steaks are cut from the loin of the fish. This is the part of the tuna that is lean and is identified by its pink or red color.

Tuna steaks should be raw in the middle after cooking. It can become dry if cooked to long. The proper way to cook tuna steaks is to sear it on both sides and be raw in the middle.

Ingredients needed - tuna steaks, oil, pepper, salt

Ingredients: 

  • Tuna Steaks (6-8 ounces each)
  • Oil 
  • Black Pepper 
  • Coarse Sea Salt 

How to Grill Tuna Steaks: 

  • Step 1 – Oil Tuna Steaks and heat grill – Rub half of the olive oil onto the grill grates to keep the tuna from sticking to the grill.  Preheat the grill to as hot as it will get (approximately 500-700 degrees F). 
  • Step 2 – Oil both sides of tuna – Pat the tuna steaks dry with paper towels. Rub the remaining oil onto all sides of the tuna steaks. 
  • Step 3 – Seasoning Tuna Steaks – Mix together the salt and pepper and pour it on a plate. Press both sides of the tuna steaks into the mixture to coat it with the seasoning mixture. 
  • Step 4 – Grill Tuna Steaks – Place the tuna on the grill over direct heat.  Cook until well-seared and the tuna starts to release itself from the grill (1-3 minutes).  Flip the tuna and cook the other side for 1-3 minutes as well until browned.
  • Step 5 – Grill for a few minutes – You can also sear the short sides of the tuna by using tongs to turn the tuna steaks on their sides and grilling for a few minutes. If you measure the internal temperature of the tuna steaks they should be approximately 115-125 degrees F. 
  • Step 6 – Slice and serve tuna – Remove the tuna from the grill, slice the tuna against the grain and serve immediately. 
Sliced Grilled Tuna steaks on a plate with side salad

How Long to Grill Tuna Steaks:

We love cooking these tuna steaks to medium-rare.  If you prefer them slightly more cooked, move the steaks over to indirect heat on the grill until it’s cooked to the temperature you prefer. 

When you are grilling tuna steaks you are searing each side of the tuna steaks. You will for approximately 2 minutes on each side. You can also grill the sides of the tuna steaks with tongs to make sure all sides are cooked.

Grilled Tuna Steaks

How do you know when Grilled Tuna is done?

When grilling tuna steaks they are only take a few minutes to grill. Depending on how done you want your tuna done, the internal temperature should reach 125 degrees.

We recommend using a meat thermometer to check the internal temperature. Tuna Steaks are usually served with a raw center. The temperature can be 115-125 degrees F when ready to serve.

Sliced Grilled Tuna steaks on a plate with side salad

Tips for Grilled Tuna Steaks:

  • Grilling Tuna – Grill tuna about 2 minutes per side. Tuna Steaks are delicious seared on all sides and served with a raw center. The key to the perfect grilled steaks is to make sure the grill is very hot. Place the tuna steaks directly on the grill or on a grill pan.
  • Seasoning – Grilled Tuna Steaks are seasoned with simple seasoning. But feel free to change to what you prefer.
  • Types of Tuna – There are different types of tuna. You want to make sure that your tuna is fresh. You can tell it is fresh by the way it smells and it is not slimy.
  • Eat Raw – Tuna Steaks is best served and eaten raw. It only requires a few minutes to grill and best served immediately.
  • Slicing Tuna Steaks – We recommend when ready to serve, slice the tuna about ½ inch thick. Then serve with sesame seeds and chopped green onions.

What to Serve with Tuna Steaks:

There are many sides that would be perfect served with grilled Tuna Steaks. We even love to make a dipping sauce with soy sauce, lemon juice and seasoning.

  • Parmesan Grilled ZucchiniThis side dish is simple to prepare and is budget friendly. The grill gives the zucchini so much smoky flavor. We love that the seasoning is simple and that it is always a family favorite.
  • Grilled Brussel SproutsWe love making easy side dishes when we grill out. Grilling our Brussel Sprouts is a sure way to get the kids to eat them. Threading them on the metal skewers makes for a delicious and easy side to many of your favorite grilled meats.
  • Grilled Potatoes in Foil Toss this on the grill or in your oven for delicious potatoes in hardly any time at all. I love foil pack recipes because there isn’t any cleanup. 
  • See What to Serve with Tuna Steak
Grilled Tuna Steaks on a plate

How to Store Leftovers:

Refrigerate the leftovers in an airtight container for up to 3-4 days. 

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Grilled Tuna Steaks

5 from 3 votes
Grilled Tuna Steaks is delicious and easy to make. These restaurant quality tuna steaks are seasoned with simple ingredients for tasty flavor
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 4
Cuisine American
Course Main Course
Calories 313

Ingredients

  • 4 Tuna Steaks (6-8 ounces each
  • 1 Tablespoon Oil
  • 1/4 cup Black Pepper
  • 2 Tablespoons Coarse Sea Salt
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Instructions

  • Rub half of the oil onto the grill grates to keep the tuna from sticking to the grill.  Preheat the grill to as hot as it will get (approximately 500-700 degrees F).
  • Pat the tuna steaks dry. Rub the remaining oil onto all sides of the tuna steaks.
  • Mix together the salt and pepper and pour it on a plate. Press both sides of the tuna steaks into the mixture to coat it with the seasoning mixture.
  • Place the tuna on the grill over direct heat.  Cook until well-seared and the tuna starts to release itself from the grill (1-3 minutes).  Flip the tuna and cook the other side for 1-3 minutes as well until browned. You can also sear the short sides of the tuna by using tongs to turn the tuna steaks on their sides and grilling for a few minutes. If you measure the internal temperature of the tuna steaks they should be approximately 115-125 degrees F.
  • Remove the tuna from the grill, slice the tuna against the grain and serve immediately.

Recipe Notes

We love cooking these tuna steaks to medium-rare.  If you prefer them slightly more cooked, move the steaks over to indirect heat on the grill until it’s cooked to the temperature you prefer. 
Refrigerate the leftovers in an airtight container for up to 3-4 days.

Nutrition Facts

Calories 313kcal, Carbohydrates 9g, Protein 41g, Fat 12g, Saturated Fat 3g, Polyunsaturated Fat 4g, Monounsaturated Fat 5g, Trans Fat 0.01g, Cholesterol 65mg, Sodium 3557mg, Potassium 626mg, Fiber 4g, Sugar 0.1g, Vitamin A 3792IU, Calcium 81mg, Iron 3mg

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