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Grilled Tuna Steaks with Cilantro and Basil

Grilled Tuna Steaks with Cilantro and BasilRecipe courtesy of CanolaInfo.org.

Recipe Ingredients:

3 tablespoons light soy sauce
3 tablespoons canola oil
1/4 teaspoon dried pepper flakes
6 (6-ounce) tuna steaks, rinse and pat dry
Canola oil cooking spray
1/2 cup chopped fresh cilantro leaves
1/4 cup chopped fresh basil leaves
2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
1 tablespoon white vinegar
1/2 teaspoon minced garlic

Cooking Directions:

  1. In small bowl, whisk together soy sauce, canola oil and pepper flakes.
  2. Place tuna steaks and 2 tablespoons of soy sauce mixture in a large, resealable plastic bag. Turn bag several times to coat tuna steaks. Refrigerate no longer than 30 minutes.
  3. Preheat grill coated with cooking spray over high heat.
  4. Meanwhile, in another small bowl, combine cilantro, basil, lime juice, vinegar and garlic.
  5. Remove tuna from bag, discarding any leftover marinade.
  6. Grill tuna for 1 1/2 minutes on each side or until very pink in center (internal temperature of 145°F | 62.7°C). Do not overcook tuna or it will become tough. Serve with remaining soy sauce mixture and top with equal amounts of cilantro mixture.

Makes 6 servings.

Nutritional Information Per Serving (1/6 of recipe): Calories: 200; Total Fat: 10g; Saturated Fat: 2g; Cholesterol: 45mg; Total Carbs: 1g; Fiber: 0g; Protein: 27g; Sodium: 240mg.

Recipe and photograph courtesy of CanolaInfo.org.