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Grilled Marinated Tuna With Herb Butter

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Grilled Marinated Tuna


  • 8 tuna steaks
  • ½ cup vegetable oil
  • 1/3 cup soy sauce
  • ¼ cup fresh lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon lemon zest
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
Herb butter
  • ¾ cup margarine or butter, softened
  • 2 tablespoons minced green onion
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh parsley
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh tarragon
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard


  1. Combine herb butter ingredients in a small bowl and set aside.

  2. In a bowl, combine oil, soy sauce, lemon juice, lemon zest and garlic. Blend. 

  3. Place steaks in a single layer in a shallow baking dish. Pour marinade over them, reserving 1/3 cup. Marinate in refrigerator about 45 minutes, turning occasionally.

  4. 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. 

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Joyce Taylor, NC seafood specialist and author of “Mariner’s Menu”

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