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Grilled Tuna with Herb Butter


  • 8 tuna steaks
  • ½ cup vegetable oil
  • ⅓ cup soy sauce
  • ¼ cup fresh lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon lemon zest
  • 1 garlic clove, minced

Prepare Herb Butter and set aside.

In small bowl, combine oil, soy sauce, lemon juice, zest and garlic. Blend well.

Place steaks in single layer in shallow baking dish. Pour marinade over them, reserving ⅓ cup. Marinate in refrigerator about 45 minutes, turning occasionally.

Drain fish. Discard used marinade. Place steaks in well-greased hinged grill. Cook about 4-inches from heat until done on one side, about 6 to 8 minutes. Baste with reserved marinade and turn. Cook on other side until done, about 6 to 8 minutes. Spread with Herb Butter.

Herb Butter

  • ¾ cup butter, softened
  • 2 tablespoons minced green onion
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh parsley
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh tarragon
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard

In small bowl, combine butter, green onion, parsley, tarragon and mustard. Set aside for flavors to blend. Serve over tuna steaks.

Contributed by Joyce Taylor  From: Mariner’s Menu: 30 Years of Fresh Seafood Ideas

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