Tasty Tuna Steaks Recipe

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Low-carb fans will love this easy tuna recipe created by our Test Kitchen. Marinated in red wine, soy sauce, ginger and garlic, these steaks are quick to fix and, you guessed it, low in carbohydrates. TIP: Asian vegetables or steamed broccoli florets are excellent on the side.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:4 servings
Quick Diabetic Exchange Test Kitchen Approved
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES: 4 servings


  • 1/3 cup dry red wine or reduced-sodium beef broth
  • 1/3 cup reduced-sodium soy sauce
  • 2 teaspoons minced fresh gingerroot
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 4 tuna steaks (6 ounces each)
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

Nutritional Facts

1 steak equals 224 calories, 5 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 77 mg cholesterol, 366 mg sodium, 1 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 40 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 5 lean meat, 1 fat.


  1. In a small bowl, combine the wine, soy sauce, ginger and garlic. Pour into a large resealable plastic bag; add the tuna steaks and bay leaf. Seal bag and turn to coat; let stand for 15 minutes.
  2. Drain and discard marinade and bay leaf. In a large skillet, cook tuna in oil over medium-high heat for 4-6 minutes on each side for medium-rare or until slightly pink in the center. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Tasty Tuna Steaks in Quick Cooking September/October 2005, p53

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 Jul. 6, 2015

"Really good marinade, the fish turned out great."

Reviewed Aug. 18, 2014

"I made this and the steaks were great plus my husband really liked the marinade."

Reviewed Aug. 25, 2013

"I've found with fish, the simple recipes are my favorite. I loved the simplicity of this recipe. Sadly, I didn't have fresh ginger so I used ground ginger. Can't wait to try this with fresh ginger. This was the first time I've tried making tuna steaks at home and it turned out great."

Reviewed Feb. 3, 2012

"The marinade was fantastic, the tuna had such great flavor! We loved this dish! It will definitely be made again!"

Reviewed Oct. 8, 2011

"My husband said this was his favorite of all the tuna recipes I've tried thus far!"

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