Grilled Tuna with Pineapple Salsa

Grilled Tuna With Pineapple Salsa

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Tuna cooks so nicely on the grill, one of the few pieces of fish that won't fall apart on you. The pineapple salsa is wonderful with this smokey, grilled fish.


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1 Hr 15 Min
10 Min


  • 1/2 medium
    fresh pineapple
  • 1 small
    sweet red bell pepper, diced
  • 3
    green onions, minced
  • 1
    serrano chile, seeded and minced
  • 1/2
    inch piece of gingerroot, peeled and minced
  • 1 Tbsp
    fresh lime juice
  • 1/8 tsp
  • 4
    tuna steaks, 5 to 6 ounces each, 3/4 inch thick
  • 1/3 c
    seasoned rice vinegar
  • 3
    green onions, minced
  • 1
    1 inch piece gingerroot, peeled and minced
  • 1 tsp
    dijon mustard
  • 1/2 c
    fresh cilantro, minced
  • ·
    fresh cilantro sprigs. to garnish
  • ·
    mesquite wood chips, optional

How to Make Grilled Tuna with Pineapple Salsa


  1. Peel and core the pineapple; dice the pineapple, reserving juice. Combine the pineapple, pineapple juice, and the next 6 ingredients in a medium bowl; stir well. Cover and let stand at room temperature at least 1 hour.
  2. Place the steaks in a large, heavy-duty, zip-top plastic bag.
  3. Combine the vinegar and the next 3 ingredients in a small bowl; stir well. Pour the marinade mixture over steaks. Seal the bag securely; place in a bowl. Marinate in the refrigerator at least 30 minutes or up to 1 hour, turning occasionally.
  4. Remove the steaks from the marinade. Discard the marinade.
  5. If using, soak the mesquite wood chips in water for 30 minutes; drain. Heat the coals, and place the wood chips directly on the hot coals. Grill the tuna steaks, covered, over hot coals (400 to 500 degrees) for 3 to 4 minute on each side or until the fish flakes easily when tested with a fork.
  6. Remove the steaks to a serving platter; keep warm. Stir cilantro into the salsa mixture. Top the steaks with salsa. Garnish with ciilantro sprigs if desired.

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About Grilled Tuna with Pineapple Salsa

Course/Dish: Fish
Main Ingredient: Fish
Regional Style: Southern
Dietary Needs: Low Fat Dairy Free Low Carb
Hashtag: #Pineapple Salsa

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