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Grilled Tuna with Pineapple Salsa Recipe

Grilled Tuna with Pineapple Salsa Recipe

When Beveylon Concha spent some time in Honolulu, she came upon this tropical treatment for tuna. Now a personal chef in Chesapeake, Virginia, she still prepares the pineapple salsa for everything from grilled fish to pork and poultry.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. + chilling Grill: 10 min. YIELD:4 servings


  • 1/2 medium fresh pineapple, peeled and cut into 1/2-inch slices
  • 1 small onion, diced
  • 2 jalapeno peppers, seeded and diced
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh cilantro
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice
  • 4 tuna steaks (6 ounces each)
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper


  • 1. Grill pineapple slices, uncovered, over medium heat for 5-7 minutes on each side. Remove and chill pineapple for 30 minutes. Dice chilled pineapple. In a bowl, combine the pineapple, onion, jalapeno peppers, cilantro and lime juice. Refrigerate for 1 hour or until chilled.
  • 2. Brush tuna with oil. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Grill, covered, over medium heat for 5 minutes on each side or until the fish flakes easily with a fork. Serve with salsa. Yield: 4 servings.
Editor's Note: Wear disposable gloves when cutting hot peppers; the oils can burn skin. Avoid touching your face.

Nutritional Facts

1 tuna steak with 1/2 cup salsa: 252 calories, 5g fat (1g saturated fat), 77mg cholesterol, 212mg sodium, 10g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 1g fiber), 40g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 5 lean meat, 1 fruit, 1/2 fat.

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Reviewed Dec. 29, 2008

"I made this today, I did not have all the ingredents to make the fresh pineapple salsa, so I imporvised. By taking a can of pineapple chuncks and dicing them up and adding it to about 1/3 cup of fresh tomato salsa it had the onions, jalapenos, cilantro and spices. I also added some extra dried cilantro, and a dash of cayanne pepper, and about a 1 tablespoon of honey. It made a excellent salsa to the ahi tuna steaks I made for dinner tonight."

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