Tangerine Grilled Tuna

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This delicious recipe was created by Val, publisher of the blog Cooking with Val. Val’s recipes are Caribbean Fusion with a heavy influence from the Caribbean and New Orleans. This is reflected in her recipes and gives rise to delightfully bold flavors.

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Tangerine Grilled Tuna

Tangerine Grilled Tuna

Yields: 2 servings | Serving Size: 1 tuna steak | Calories: 421 | Total Fat: 21.2 g | Saturated Fat: 3.3 g | Trans Fat: 0 g | Cholesterol: 28 mg | Sodium: 683 mg | Carbohydrates: 39.5 g | Dietary Fiber: 10.9 g | Sugars: 23.5 g | Protein: 24.1 g | SmartPoints (Freestyle): 6 |


  • 2 Tuna steaks
  • Watercress
  • 10 Cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil (for drizzle)
    For the Marinade:
  • 2 ounces tangerine juice
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground black peppercorn
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
    For Tangerine Carrot Dressing
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1 teaspoon roasted garlic
  • 4 ounces chopped red onions
  • 1 cup baby carrots
  • Juice of 1 tangerine
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  1. Rinse tuna steaks under cold running water and set in a deep dish
  2. In another mixing bowl, combing all ingredients for marinade and pour over tuna. Set in refrigerator for 1 hour
  3. Place all ingredients for dressing in a food processor or blender and puree. That will yield about 9 oz of the dressing.
  4. Take 2 tbsp of dressing and place in a mixing bowl. Place watercress and cherry tomatoes in the bowl and toss, coating well with dressing. Place in refrigerator to chill
  5. Heat grill and spray with Pam grilling spray.
  6. Lightly drizzle olive oil on tuna and place oiled side down on grill. Oil the upper side as well.
  7. Grill for 6 minutes, then flip and grill for 6 minutes on the other side. Your steak should be cooked medium well using this time frame. If you prefer a more rare Tuna steak, cut time down to 4 minutes on each side.
  8. Tuna tends to be dry so be careful not to overcook and you will have soft, moist and tasty results!!
  9. To plate, place salad in the middle of the platter and place tuna atop the salad. Enjoy!!

5 Comments on "Tangerine Grilled Tuna"

  1. Jessica  October 6, 2012

    Where do you find tangerine juice? I'm guessing freshly squeezed?

    • Skinny Ms.  October 7, 2012

      Jessica, Next to the orange juice in the cooler section.

    • Skinny Ms.  October 7, 2012

      Next to the orange juice in the cooler section.

  2. Kelly  September 2, 2017

    How much SODIUM does this recipe contain?


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