Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Lighten Up Grilled Pepper Tuna

I almost feel bad posting this as a recipe.  It's super simple, yet so tasty.  And light too!  Perfect for a Lenten Friday, but also great for the waistline...and let's face it, bikini season is right around the corner!  Enjoy!

1 teaspoon peppercorns (I used a 4-color blend)
1 tablespoon olive oil
2 6-ounce tuna steaks an inch thick
1 teaspoon grated lemon zest

Heat a grill or stovetop griddle to medium-high.  Lay peppercorns flat on a work surface and place a clean skillet on top.  Press down to crush the peppercorns (or cheat and just use coarsely ground peppercorns).  Rub oil over fish and season with salt, cracked peppercorns, and lemon zest.

Grill tuna 2 1/2 minutes per side for rare or 3 minutes per side for medium rare.  Serve hot.

This simple tuna pairs wonderfully with whole wheat tortellini tossed in homemade pesto and Caesar salad.

Serves 2.

Recipe adapted from The South Beach Diet Quick and Easy Cookbook, by Arthur Agatston, MD.


  1. Hey! We would love to have you share this yummy recipe with us at Kids in the Kitchen! This weeks link is here:
    Thanks so much!

  2. Hi Kate,
    I can almost taste this great Tuna as it comes off the grill. Hope you have a great week end and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

  3. Thank you for linking up with Kids in the Kitchen! yummy! following you on linky :)

  4. This grilled tuna looks amazing! Thanks for joining us for "Strut Your Stuff Saturday." Come and join us again next week! -The Sisters