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Grilled Tuna Steaks with Lemon-Pepper Butter

By Deen Brothers


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Difficulty: Easy

Servings: 2


  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon finely grated lemon zest
  • 1 teaspoon freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper plus additional as desired
  • 1/8 teaspoon garlic powder
  • Extra virgin olive oil for brushing
  • 2 6- to 8-ounce tuna steaks
  • Salt


In a small bowl, mash together the butter, lemon zest, lemon juice, the 1/4 teaspoon pepper, and the garlic powder. Set aside (or chill if not using immediately).

Prepare the grill for medium-high direct heat and lightly oil the grate (or preheat a broiler). Brush oil on both sides of tuna steaks. Season the tuna on both sides with salt and additional pepper. Grill or broil for 3 to 4 minutes per side for medium rare, turning once.

Transfer tuna steaks to a serving platter; top with the butter mixture.