Honey Barbecued Tuna

    2 hours 25 minutes

    Tuna fillets glazed with honey and seasoned with lime and coriander. Cooking time will depend on how you like them done!

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    Serves: 4 

    • 3 tablespoons olive oil
    • 3 tablespoons lime juice
    • 1 1/2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
    • 2 cloves garlic, crushed
    • 1 tablespoon finely grated fresh ginger
    • small bunch fresh coriander, well rinsed and chopped
    • 4 tuna fillets (about 500g total)
    • For the honey glaze
    • 3 tablespoons honey
    • 2 tablespoons olive oil
    • 2 tablespoons finely chopped reserved fresh coriander

    Preparation:15min  ›  Cook:10min  ›  Extra time:2hours marinating  ›  Ready in:2hours25min 

    1. In a medium bowl, mix together olive oil, lime juice, balsamic vinegar, garlic, ginger and coriander, reserving 2 tablespoons of the coriander for the honey glaze. Add tuna fillets and turn to coat evenly. Cover and let marinate for several hours in the refrigerator.
    2. Preheat barbecue for medium high heat. In a small bowl, mix together honey, 2 tablespoons olive oil and 2 tablespoons coriander; set aside.
    3. Place the tuna fillets on the lightly oiled barbecue hotplate. Cook for 1 to 2 minutes. Flip fillets over carefully and cook for another couple of minutes. Baste during cooking with the marinade.
    4. When fish is almost cooked through, brush the honey glaze over both sides of fish, and remove from heat.

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    I love this recipe. I like it better with lime, but will use lemon when I don't have lime. I prefer it with ground ginger, spreads the flavour better. I have baked it, fried it, and grilled it. It is the best grilled, but good the other ways as well. I have seen others post about the combination of flavours- I had my doubts and was surprised at how much I like the combo.  -  29 Sep 2008


    I didn't care for the marinade on these tuna steaks. The lime was a bit overpowering, and the coriander with the tuna wasn't a very good match. I only marinated these for an hour and it was still too much.  -  29 Sep 2008


    Very good, my fault, cooked the tuna a little too long, but I like it rare to medium rare. Will try again.  -  29 Sep 2008