Smoky Barbecued Tuna

Smoky Barbecued Tuna


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A barbecued tuna recipe with a smoky flavour from soaked wood chips. Avoid overcooking - tuna should be served medium rare.

Gordon Holland

Serves: 4 

  • 4 albacore tuna steaks, 3cm thick
  • 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon salt and ground black pepper to taste
  • 1 lime, juiced
  • 1/2 cup barbecue wood chips, soaked

Preparation:10min  ›  Cook:6min  ›  Extra time:1hour marinating  ›  Ready in:1hour16min 

  1. Place tuna steaks and olive oil in a large resealable plastic bag. Seal and refrigerate for 1 hour.
  2. Preheat the barbecue for medium heat. When coals are very hot scatter a handful of wood chips over them for flavour.
  3. Lightly oil grate. Season tuna with salt and pepper and cook on the preheated barbecue approximately 6 minutes, turning once. Transfer to a serving platter and drizzle with freshly squeezed lime juice. Serve immediately.

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