Ginger-Soy Marinated Tuna Steaks with Sesame-Watermelon Relish

If yellow or orange watermelon is not available, any variety will work.

Yield: 4 servings (serving size: 1 tuna steak and 3/4 cup relish)
Recipe from Cooking Light

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Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 293
  • Calories from fat: 27%
  • Fat: 8.8g
  • Saturated fat: 2.2g
  • Monounsaturated fat: 2.9g
  • Polyunsaturated fat: 2.6g
  • Protein: 40.7g
  • Carbohydrate: 11.3g
  • Fiber: 0.7g
  • Cholesterol: 65mg
  • Iron: 2.2mg
  • Sodium: 269mg
  • Calcium: 29mg

Ingredients

  • Tuna:
  • 3/4 cup fresh orange juice (about 3 oranges)
  • 1/2 cup chopped green onions
  • 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice (about 2 lemons)
  • 1/4 cup low-sodium soy sauce
  • 3 tablespoons grated peeled fresh ginger
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 tablespoon Sriracha (hot chile sauce, such as Huy Fong)
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 4 (6-ounce) tuna steaks (about 3/4 inch thick)
  • Relish:
  • 1 cup diced seeded orange watermelon
  • 1 cup diced seeded yellow watermelon
  • 1 cup diced seeded red watermelon
  • 3 tablespoons thinly sliced green onions
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh basil
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 2 teaspoons seasoned rice vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon grated peeled fresh ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon dark sesame oil
  • Remaining ingredients:
  • Cooking spray
  • 1 teaspoon toasted sesame seeds (optional)

Preparation

  1. To prepare tuna, combine first 8 ingredients in a large zip-top plastic bag. Add fish to bag; seal. Marinate in refrigerator for 30 minutes, turning occasionally.
  2. To prepare relish, combine watermelons and next 8 ingredients (through sesame oil). Cover and chill.
  3. Prepare grill.
  4. Remove fish from bag; discard marinade. Place fish on grill rack coated with cooking spray; cook 3 minutes on each side or until medium-rare or desired degree of doneness. Serve with relish. Sprinkle with sesame seeds, if desired.
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