Grilled Ginger-Lime Tuna Steaks

Add a zesty twist to your fish! Tuna takes on a whole new taste when it’s marinated in an easy homemade ginger-lime marinade.

  • Prep Time 10 min
  • Total Time 1 hr 25 min
  • Servings 4

Ingredients

1 1/2
lb tuna steaks, 3/4 to 1 inch thick
1/4
cup lime juice
2
tablespoons olive or vegetable oil
2
teaspoons finely chopped gingerroot
1/2
teaspoon salt
1/8
teaspoon ground red pepper (cayenne)
2
cloves garlic, crushed
Lime wedges, if desired

  • 1 If fish steaks are large, cut into 6 serving pieces. In shallow glass or plastic dish or resealable food-storage plastic bag, mix remaining ingredients except lime wedges. Add fish; turn to coat. Cover dish or seal bag and refrigerate, turning fish once, at least 1 hour but no longer than 24 hours.
  • 2 Heat coals or gas grill for direct heat. Remove fish from marinade; reserve marinade. Cover and grill fish about 4 inches from medium heat 11 to 15 minutes, brushing 2 or 3 times with marinade and turning once, until fish flakes easily with fork. Discard any remaining marinade. Serve fish with lime wedges.

Expert Tips

Although keeping the remaining used marinade may be tempting, be sure to discard it. It contains bacteria from the raw fish that could make you sick.

To test fish doneness, place a fork in the thickest part of the fish and gently twist it. The fish will flake easily when done.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
280
(
Calories from Fat
120),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
13g
13%
(Saturated Fat
3g,
3%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
65mg
65%;
Sodium
270mg
270%;
Total Carbohydrate
0g
0%
(Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
  Sugars
0g
0%
),
Protein
40g
40%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
70%;
Vitamin C
2%;
Calcium
0%;
Iron
10%;
Exchanges:
0 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 5 1/2 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
0
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.