Teriyaki Tuna

Teriyaki Tuna

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  • Serving: Serves 4

Marinating fish before it gets grilled is not necessary, but it does add extra flavor.  A thicker cut of fish will benefit greatly from marinating because it helps keep it moist. Keep the marinade light and simple, as in this teriyaki tuna recipe, and be sure to let the fish marinate for at least 30 minutes, flipping the bag a few times.


  • 1-1/2 cups teriyaki sauce
  • 1 cup olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 2 garlic cloves, peeled and smashed
  • Freshly ground black pepper to taste
  • 4 (4 ounce) ahi tuna steaks


  1. Combine teriyaki sauce, olive oil, lemon juice, and garlic in a large resealable plastic bag. Season the tuna with a few grinds of pepper and place the tuna in the bag. Seal bag and let marinate in refrigerator for about 30 to 45 minutes.
  2. When ready to cook, brush grill grates with oil and heat grill on high.
  3. Place fish on grill, searing outside. Cook fish 3 to 8 minutes per side depending on how well done you like your tuna. Three minutes per side will give you rare tuna and 8 minutes per side will give you well done tuna.


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