tuna steak recipes

13 Tuna Steak Recipes That Are Simply Divine

Tuna, a saltwater fish, has a bright pink to dark red flesh with a flaky texture and a mild yet luxurious flavor. It comes in several varieties, each more delicious than the next. Tuna steak is an exceptionally delicious and light meal alternative to regular meat. It can be prepared in a number of different ways like grilled, baked, steamed, or fried on the grill or stovetop.

So, if you’ve got a slab of tuna steak, it’s time to put it to work with these delicious tuna steak recipes. They can be cooked rare or medium-rare based on your desired degree of doneness and will undoubtedly make your seafood-themed dinner a success.

#1. Ahi Tuna Salad with Miso-Wasabi Dressing

This recipe combines the delicious ahi tuna steak with crunchy lettuce, nutritional edamame beans, thinly sliced carrots, creamy avocado, as well as crunchy poppy seed sticks. Serve this healthy, flavorsome salad with a homemade miso-wasabi dressing made with rice wine vinegar, white miso, wasabi, and EVOO to enjoy a wonderful marriage of flavors and textures.

#2. Ahi Tuna Sandwich with Wasabi Mayonnaise

Here’s a simple but incredibly tasty sandwich you can throw together in just 10 minutes! To assemble the sandwich, slather buns with a mayonnaise mixture, then top them with chopped lettuce, tomato, and tuna steaks. The tuna is well-seared on both sides but left raw in the middle for a crunchy yet juicy bite. And if you’re not a fan of wasabi, simply use plain mayonnaise with a squeeze of lime or lemon juice instead.

#3. Best Tuna Tartare (Easy Ahi Tuna Recipe)

In this delicious appetizer recipe, tuna steak is paired with the bold, mildly spicy flavors of soy sauce, spicy whole grain mustard, and sesame oil for a dish that will upgrade your party menu. Top it with fried onions and sesame seeds and serve spread on crackers or toast or with banana or plantain chips to enjoy.

#4. Fast & Easy Seared Tuna (Ahi or Yellowfin Tuna)

Ahi tuna is wonderful when seared, and it tastes even better when slathered with soy sauce and covered with a sesame crust made with sesame seeds, garlic, onion powder, dried herbs, seasonings, and sugar. Perfectly crunchy on the outside and rich and buttery on the inside, the steaks can be paired with your favorite side for a filling meal.

#5. Garlic Herb Tuna Steak Marinade

This recipe involves tenderizing tuna steaks with a homemade marinade made with olive oil, honey, minced garlic, cilantro, parsley, salt and pepper, cumin, smoked paprika, and lemon juice. The steaks are infused with these rich flavors, and then cooked on a grill until they’re no longer pink. Enjoy the steaks on their own or with your favorite salad or roasted broccoli.

#6. Grilled Tuna Kebabs with Brown Rice Salad

Healthy and delicious, this kebab recipe is simply scrumptious. To make, simply marinate the tuna steaks for at least 30 minutes before threading them on kebab sticks with peppers and onion, then cook over medium-high heat. Serve the kebabs on rice mixed with chili, coriander, lime juice, sesame oil, and spring onions with a garnish of toasted peanuts for a power-packed meal.

#7. Grilled Tuna Steak with Spicy Poke Bowl Sauce

With just six ingredients, you can create a restaurant-quality dinner at home that is both keto-friendly and gluten-free! Simply brush the tuna steaks with olive oil, coat them with everything bagel seasoning, then grill until medium-rare. Serve them over a bed of rice garnished with sliced green onions along with a spicy mayo-based sauce for dipping.

#8. Open-Faced Sriracha Tuna Steak BLT on a Sweet Potato Noodle Bun

A giant medium-rare tuna steak with juicy grilled tomatoes, spicy sriracha, creamy avocado mash, and bacon bits all layered on top of a sweet potato noodle bun — what’s not to like in this open-faced BLT recipe! The sandwich is topped with kale but is so delicious that even the most vehement kale haters will ask for seconds!

#9. Pepper Tuna Steak With Roasted Garlic Mash

This recipe produces a tuna steak that is juicy on the inside and crispy on the outside and is sure to come out looking restaurant-grade good! Serve with homemade mash flavored with a little roasted garlic, and seal the deal by finishing the meal off with sauteed baby spinach or your favorite veggie to add a nutritional boost to the meal.

#10. Seared Spicy Tuna with Balsamic Reduction

This tuna recipe calls for seasoning the steaks with a spicy mixture of cayenne, coriander, smoked paprika, and sea salt, then topping them with black pepper and searing them well on the outside while ensuring the inside is medium-rare. Drizzle them with a balsamic reduction and serve with fresh asparagus or on a bed of greens.

#11. Sesame Crusted Seared Tuna Salad Bowl

Light, fresh, and colorful, this tuna salad bowl is easy to make and perfect for busy weeknights! In it, the sesame-crusted tuna is cooked for 1 minute, after which it’s chopped and added to a bowl with avocados, baby arugula, jalapeno, and scallions. Serve this salad-steak mixture on top of a bed of forbidden rice to enjoy.

#12. Teriyaki Tuna Steaks with Mango and Peanut Salad

This gourmet-style teriyaki tuna steak recipe is made by marinating the tuna steaks in a delicious marinade of honey, teriyaki sauce, and chili flakes, then cooking them with a drizzle of sunflower oil. The luxuriously rich tuna is then served with a refreshing salad and topped with peanuts to add layers of flavors and some crunch to the dish.

#13. Tuna Shish with Chermoula and Preserved Lemons

The thick tuna steaks in this recipe are cut into large cubes and threaded on skewers, then brushed with olive oil, seasoned with salt and pepper, and cooked until they get nice char lines on both sides. Once done, douse them with lemon juice, add spicy chermoula on top, and enjoy as-is or with baked potatoes for a hearty meal!

AboutRibana Hategan

Ribana is a certified pastry chef and passionate home cook who curates and develops recipes that are high on nutrition. She develops and tests cost effective, nutritious meals using quality ingredients to help people better their everyday eating experiences.