Garlic & Lemon Tuna Steaks

This is a very simple and easy recipe.  I’ve always enjoyed tuna steaks and trying different flavors — garlic, lemon, vinegar, onion, but the recipe below is one of my favorites.

Officially, tuna is supposed to be cooked quickly, and left rare.  I’ve seen people cook tuna 1-2 minutes per side, leaving the inside quite rare.  It’s all up to you, and your palate. I, personally, like tuna a little more cooked than that, and so 3-4 minutes per side, at the minimum for me.  (Click here for a few different images of tuna steak)



Garlic & Lemon Tuna Steaks

2/3 Cup Vegetable Oil
2 Tablespoons Italian Seasoning
2 Minced cloves garlic
2 Tablespoons or the juice of one Lemon
1 teaspoon Salt
4 Tuna Steaks
1 large ziplock bag

Combine all ingredients and pour into ziplock bag.  Add tuna steaks and marinate for 30 minutes.   Don’t marinate too much longer, or the flavors become too intense and the resulting flavor of the tuna is just.. well.. yuck

Broil on a low setting for 5 minutes each side.

This can also be done on a grill, or  you can wrap steaks in foil (individually) after marinating is complete and grill or bake at 400 for about 5-7 minutes, depending on the size of the steak. 

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