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Balsamic-Glazed Tuna Steaks Recipe

Balsamic-Glazed Tuna Steaks Recipe

Simple to prepare but full of flavor, these tuna steaks have a slight sweetness, thanks to the delicious balsamic glaze. Ready in minutes, they're perfect for hectic days. —Laura McDowell Lake Villa, Illinois
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 15 min. YIELD:4 servings


  • 4 tuna steaks (3/4 inch thick and 6 ounces each)
  • 1-1/4 teaspoons pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 4 teaspoons dark brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon cornstarch
  • 1/4 cup chicken broth
  • 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce


  • 1. Sprinkle tuna with pepper and salt. Using long-handled tongs, moisten a paper towel with cooking oil and lightly coat the grill rack. Grill fish, covered, over medium heat or broil 4 in. from the heat for 3-5 minutes on each side for medium-rare or until slightly pink in the center.
  • 2. Meanwhile, in a small saucepan, combine the remaining ingredients until smooth. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 1 minute or until thickened. Serve with fish. Yield: 4 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 tuna steak with 1 tablespoon sauce equals 210 calories, 2 g fat (trace saturated fat), 77 mg cholesterol, 505 mg sodium, 6 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 40 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 5 lean meat, 1/2 starch.

Reviews for Balsamic-Glazed Tuna Steaks

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Reviewed Aug. 10, 2015

"Excellent tuna! I used yellowfin and cooked it under the broiler."

Reviewed Jan. 6, 2013

"was not that inpressed i have had better tuna steak dinners will not make agien"

Reviewed Aug. 15, 2011

"Just a little less pepper and it's perfect!"

Reviewed Oct. 7, 2009

"Very easy to prepare and my husband loved it! Not too salty, but adds nice touch to sometimes bland tuna. Similar flavor to kettle corn - slightly sweet and lightly salty. A true meal in minutes!"

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Wine Pairings

Light-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied white wine such as Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio.