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Grilled Tuna with Mediterranean Herbs

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Clock Icon for Prep Time 30 min prep
Clock Icon for Prep Time 40 min total
Person Icon for Serving Size 4 servings
Carrot Icon for Number of Ingredients Size 6 ingredients

Grilled tuna with Mediterranean Herbs uses no salt, just oil and herbs. Salt pulls moisture from the fish as it marinates which can make it dry. This never happens to tuna cooked this way. The...


  • 1 Tablespoon Italian parsley, chopped
  • 2 Teaspoons oregano, chopped
  • 1 Teaspoon thyme or rosemary, chopped
  • 1 Scallion, white parts and green, finely chopped
  • 2 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 Yellow fin tuna steaks, 1” thick, about 1 lb total weight
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Nutrition Facts


155 cals


7 g

Saturated Fat

1 g

Polyunsaturated Fat

1 g

Monounsaturated Fat

5 g


1 g


0 g


0 g


21 g


40 mg


  1. In a dish just large enough to fit the tuna steaks snugly in one layer, mix together the parsley, oregano, thyme, scallions, and oil.
  2. When well blended, lay the tuna steaks on top, turning to coat them all over with the herb mixture. Cover the dish with plastic wrap and leave to marinate in the refrigerator for about 30 minutes, turning them once.
  3. Heat a stovetop cast iron grill. If a drop of water dropped on it evaporates immediately, it’s ready. Add the tuna steaks and sprinkle with a little sea salt. Cook 5 minutes on one side then flip and cook the steaks 3-5 minutes on the other. A shorter cooking time on the second side will give you a rarer steak. Carve the tuna into ¼” slices. Serve immediately.

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