This simple three-ingredient Lemon Pepper Grilled Tuna recipe takes just minutes to prepare and cook. The combination of lemon pepper, which is a specific seasoning, with tender grilled tuna is really wonderful.
You can grill tuna to rare doneness. I have to confess, however, that I do not like tuna unless it's cooked to well done. The nice thing about cooking for yourself is that you can cook food any way you'd like! For food safety reasons, I would always cook tuna to at least 140°F, which is medium. If there are any leftovers, use them to make Parmesan Tuna Sandwiches.
Serve this recipe with a green salad tossed with mushrooms, avocados, and cherry tomatoes, and some savory scones or dinner rolls. For dessert, a nice ice cream pie would be a great choice or serve some brownies or a selection of cookies.
- 4 (6 to 8 ounce) tuna steaks
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 3 tablespoons lemon juice
- 1/2 teaspoon lemon pepper seasoning
- 1/2 teaspoon. salt
- 1 teaspoon grated lemon peel
Combine the oil, lemon pepper, salt, and lemon peel in a small bowl and mix well, then rub into the tuna steaks. Cover and refrigerate the tuna for 1 to 2 hours.
Cook on George Foreman two-sided grill for 2-3 minutes per each 1/2" of meat thickness, until done as desired. You can also cook on charcoal or gas grill, 5-8 minutes, turning once, until done as you'd like.