grilled tuna with lemon and capers recipe

grilled tuna with lemon and capers

prep time: 10 minutes
cook time: 12 minutes
ready in: 22 minutes

makes: 4 servings, 4 oz. each


  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 3 Tablespoons capers (drained and chopped)
  • 6 Tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 ½ Tablespoons olive oil
  • Freshly ground black pepper to taste
  • 1 ½ lb. tuna steaks (about 1 1/2 inch thick)


  1. Mix garlic, capers, lemon juice, oil and pepper in bowl or plastic bag. Add tuna to bag and refrigerate 1 hour.
  2. Preheat grill. Grill tuna on medium high for 8 minutes per side for medium doneness (less if you like rare and more if you prefer well done). Spoon additional marinade over tuna as it cooks.

Suggestion: Serve with grilled asparagus and a side of quinoa

Per serving: 247 calories, 7g fat, 2g saturated fat, 77mg cholesterol, 132mg sodium, 5g carbohydrate, 1g fiber, 40g protein

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