Citrus Tuna Steaks Recipe
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Citrus Tuna Steaks Recipe

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"This grilled fish is a summertime favorite my family requests often," says Shannon Edwards from Arlington, Texas. "I adapted it from a traditional Jamaican jerk recipe."
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. + marinating Grill: 20 min.
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. + marinating Grill: 20 min.
MAKES: 4 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 medium pink grapefruit
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup lime juice
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1 tablespoon snipped fresh dill or 1 teaspoon dill weed
  • 1 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 2 teaspoons minced fresh gingerroot
  • 4 tuna steak or fillets (6 ounces each)

Nutritional Facts

1 tuna steak equals 224 calories, 2 g fat (trace saturated fat), 77 mg cholesterol, 63 mg sodium, 11 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 40 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 5 lean meat, 1 fruit.

Directions

  1. Peel and section grapefruit over a bowl, reserving juice. Refrigerate half of the grapefruit sections. Add remaining grapefruit to the reserved grapefruit juice. Add the lemon juice, lime juice, honey, dill, red pepper flakes and ginger. Remove 1/4 cup for basting; cover and refrigerate. Pour remaining marinade into a large resealable plastic bag; add the tuna steaks. Seal bag and turn to coat; refrigerate for 30 minutes, turning once.
  2. Drain and discard marinade. Using long-handled tongs, moisten a paper towel with cooking oil and lightly coat the grill rack. Grill tuna, uncovered, over medium heat or broil 4 in. from the heat for 6-7 minutes on each side, basting frequently with reserved marinade.
  3. Top tuna steaks with reserved grapefruit sections. Cover and cook 5 minutes longer for medium-rare or until slightly pink in the center. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Citrus Tuna Steaks in Light & Tasty June/July 2003, p58

Nutritional Facts

1 tuna steak equals 224 calories, 2 g fat (trace saturated fat), 77 mg cholesterol, 63 mg sodium, 11 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 40 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 5 lean meat, 1 fruit.

Light-Bodied White Wine

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

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Reviewed Feb. 2, 2013

Simple and easy, fresh ingredients make this recipe delicious! I made it with ahi steaks on my grill plate and unfortunately left them go a little too long... They ended up slightly over cooked so be careful about following the time recommendations. The citrus flavor with the dill and tuna is wonderful! Very refreshing and flavorful.

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