Grilled-Tuna Salad

Photo: Antoine Bootz

Yield: Makes 4 servings
Recipe from Real Simple

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  • 3 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup orange juice
  • 2 tablespoons rice wine vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon grated orange peel
  • 1 small clove garlic, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon hot pepper sauce
  • 1 pound ahi or yellowfin tuna (or salmon or halibut steak), about 1 inch thick
  • 8 red-skinned potatoes, cut in half
  • 4 plum tomatoes, cut lengthwise in half
  • 2 yellow or orange sweet peppers, cored, seeded, and cut into wedges
  • 1 large red onion, sliced
  • 2 heads romaine lettuce
  • 1 bunch basil leaves
  • 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • Salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper


  1. Combine the soy sauce, orange juice, vinegar, brown sugar, orange peel, garlic, and hot pepper sauce in a dish. Add the tuna. Cover and set aside for 15 minutes. Light grill or broiler.
  2. When the coals are ash covered or the gas grill is hot, place the tuna on grill (or 6 inches beneath broiler). Dip the potatoes, tomatoes, peppers, and onion into the marinade and arrange, cut side down, on grill. Cover and cook 7 minutes. Turn over the fish and vegetables. Discard the marinade.
  3. Cover and cook 5 to 7 minutes more or until the tuna is opaque and the vegetables are fork-tender.
  4. Combine the romaine and basil on a platter. Sprinkle with the olive oil, lemon juice, salt, and pepper. Toss. Arrange grilled items on top. Serve.
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