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Marinated Asian-Style Tuna Steaks

Marinated Asian-Style Tuna Steak

If Asian-inspired foods are on the top of your must-eat list, then this marinated tuna steak must quickly be added, tried and tested in a short amount of time – it is that amazing! Coconut aminos replace the soy sauce, while the cilantro, ginger and red pepper flakes give it just the kick that it needs to satisfy any spicy cravings.

How long can you marinate tuna steaks? Shoot for 20 minutes if your marinade is acidic, and up to 40 minutes in total – you don’t want to overdo it. You will also want to make sure to purchase the freshest caught fish available, as the cooking time is meant to be kept short. Start by searing each side of the tuna steak for 2 to 3 minutes, then letting it rest a few minutes before serving. The center of the steak should still be pink, the outside slightly crispy. Get this recipe right and you will be craving tuna every week.

We happen to be crazy about marinating tuna before pan-searing to perfection, but if you are thinking that a crunchy crust suits your Friday night fish-eating-mood better, then you might want to check out our version of sesame spiced tuna for the ultimate feel-good dish. Present the tuna steak with some wilted spinach or steamed greens, and it will feel like you have gone out to a fancy restaurant. Serve yourself well!

Marinated Asian-Style Tuna Steak Recipe

Serves: 4Prep: 40 minCook: 10 min

Protein: 41g / %

Carbs: 9g / %

Fat: 22g / %

Values are per portion. These are for information only & are not meant to be exact calculations.


  • 4 tuna steaks
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 tbsp. fresh ginger, minced
  • 1/4 cup fresh cilantro, minced
  • 1/4 cup coconut aminos
  • 2 tbsp. fresh lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1 tbsp. raw honey
  • 1 tsp. red pepper flakes
  • 2 tbsp. coconut oil
  • Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper

Tuna Preparation


  1. In a bowl combine the garlic, ginger, cilantro, coconut aminos, lemon juice, olive oil, honey, red pepper flakes, and season to taste.
  2. Place the tuna steaks in a marinating container, and pour the marinade over.
  3. Let the tuna marinate 30 to 40 minutes in the refrigerator, turning tuna steaks after 20 minutes if needed.
  4. Melt coconut oil in a skillet over medium-heat.
  5. Once the pan is nice and hot, gently add the steaks and cook 4 to 5 minutes on each side, or until desired doneness.
  6. Let the tuna steaks rest 2 to 3 minutes before serving.