Oak-Planked Peppercorn Tuna Steaks with Orange Mayonnaise

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)

Recipe from

Cooking Light

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


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.