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The combination of a dry rub, citrus glaze, and smoky fire gives the tuna a complex flavor. Serve with Thyme Potatoes or linguine tossed with bottled olive tapenade. Or for a vegetable side, grill fennel wedges brushed with olive oil for 5 minutes and toss with orange slices and chopped olives. Make at least 1 extra recipe of Thyme Potatoes while grilling the tuna, and reserve it along with 2 cooked tuna steaks for the Niçoise salad.

Recipe by Cooking Light August 2002


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6 servings (serving size: 1 tuna steak)


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  • Prepare grill.

  • Combine first 5 ingredients in a medium saucepan. Bring to a boil; cook until reduced to 1/2 cup (about 20 minutes). Remove from heat; cool slightly.

  • Combine pepper, salt, and fennel seeds; rub over both sides of fish. Place fish on grill rack coated with cooking spray; grill 3 minutes on each side. Turn fish; brush with half of orange juice glaze. Grill 1 minute. Turn fish; brush with remaining orange juice glaze. Grill 1 minute or until fish is medium-rare or until desired degree of doneness.

  • Note: Store cooked tuna in refrigerator for up to 1 day.

  • Wine Note: With its bright citrus flavors and the char from the grill, this dish needs a refreshing flavor-packed white. Try the spicy, herbal, and crisp Kumeu River Pinot Gris form New Zealand. The 2000 vintage is $

Nutrition Facts

295 calories; calories from fat 25%; fat 8.2g; saturated fat 2.1g; mono fat 2.7g; poly fat 2.4g; protein 38.9g; carbohydrates 15.7g; fiber 0.7g; cholesterol 63mg; iron 2.2mg; sodium 379mg; calcium 33mg.