Grilled Tuna Steaks with Green Onions and Orange Butter

Orange peel brings a burst of citrus flavor to moist tuna steaks seasoned with spicy black pepper.

  • Prep Time 20 min
  • Total Time 20 min
  • Servings 4

Ingredients

1/4
cup butter, softened
1
tablespoon finely chopped green onion (1 medium)
1
teaspoon grated orange peel
4
teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil
1/2
teaspoon celery salt
1/2
teaspoon cracked black pepper
4
tuna steaks, 1 inch thick (about 1 1/4 lb)
4
green onions, trimmed
  • 1 Heat gas or charcoal grill. In small bowl, mix butter, 1 tablespoon chopped green onion and the orange peel; set aside.
  • 2 In another small bowl, mix oil, celery salt and pepper. Brush oil mixture on both sides of tuna steaks and over whole green onions.
  • 3 Place tuna on grill over medium heat. Cover grill; cook 8 to 10 minutes, turning once, until tuna flakes easily with fork and is slightly pink in center. Add onions to grill during last 5 minutes of grilling; turn occasionally. Cover tuna and let stand 5 minutes before serving. Serve tuna and onions with dollops of orange butter.

Expert Tips

Celery salt adds a nice flavor to the tuna, but plain salt can be substituted.

If you have leftover cooked tuna, flake it and use in your favorite tuna salad recipe. Delicious!

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
330
(
Calories from Fat
210),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
23g
23%
(Saturated Fat
10g,
10%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
115mg
115%;
Sodium
350mg
350%;
Total Carbohydrate
2g
2%
(Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
  Sugars
0g
0%
),
Protein
27g
27%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
15%;
Vitamin C
6%;
Calcium
4%;
Iron
8%;
Exchanges:
0 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 4 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
0
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.