Grilled Tuna with Lime Butter

another fresh seafood idea

Photo by Vanda Lewis

Photo by Vanda Lewis

Keep dinner simple and quick with grilled tuna topped with a zesty lime butter. Tuna is a high-quality protein and a good source for omega-3 fatty acids. Omega-3 fatty acids serve as a heart guard and studies have confirmed the benefits of eating fish to cardiovascular health. The adult daily requirement for omega-3 fatty acid is estimated to be 300 to 400 milligrams a day.

  • 4 tuna steaks, about 1 inch thick
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • salt
  • freshly ground black pepper

Prepare Lime Butter and set aside.

Brush steaks with oil on both sides. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Grill about 4 inches from coals until done on one side, about 6 to 7 minutes. Turn and repeat on other side. Spread with Lime Butter. Serves 4.

  • 3/4 cup margarine or butter, softened
  • 3 tablespoons fresh lime juice
  • 3 teaspoons lime zest

In small bowl, combine margarine, juice and lime zest. Set aside for flavors to blend. Serve over cooked steaks.

From: Mariner’s Menu: 30 Years of Fresh Seafood Ideas

Contributed by Joyce Taylor

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