Oak-Planked Peppercorn Tuna Steaks with Orange Mayonnaise

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Oak-Planked Peppercorn Tuna Steaks with Orange MayonnaiseRecipe
Photography: Becky-Stayner; Styling: Melanie J. Clarke
Press on a flavorful crust of cracked peppercorns before placing the tuna steak on an oak plank. Char one side of plank, then flip and place the fish on the darkened, smoke-infused wood for an extra boost of flavor.
4 servings (serving size: 1 steak and 1 1/2 tablespoons orange mayonnaise)


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1 (15 x 6 1/2 x 3/8-inch) oak grilling plank
1/4 cup low-fat mayonnaise
1/4 teaspoon grated orange rind
2 tablespoons fresh orange juice
2 teaspoons chopped fresh chives
4 (6-ounce) Bluefin tuna steaks (about 1 inch thick)
Cooking spray
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons mixed peppercorns, crushed


Immerse and soak plank in water for 1 hour; drain.

Prepare grill, heating one side to medium and one side to high heat.

Combine mayonnaise, rind, juice, and chives; stir well with a whisk. Chill.

Lightly coat top of tuna with cooking spray. Sprinkle the tuna with salt; firmly press peppercorns into tuna.

Place plank on grill rack over high heat; grill 5 minutes or until lightly charred. Carefully turn plank over; move to medium heat. Place tuna on charred side of plank. Cover and grill 10 minutes or until desired degree of doneness. Serve tuna with orange mayonnaise.

Created date

June 2003

Nutritional Information

Calories 245
Caloriesfromfat 25 %
Fat 6.7 g
Satfat 1.2 g
Monofat 1.7 g
Polyfat 3 g
Protein 40.1 g
Carbohydrate 3.4 g
Fiber 0.7 g
Cholesterol 82 mg
Iron 1.4 mg
Sodium 528 mg
Calcium 38 mg