Grilled Tuna Steaks with Orange Tomato Sauce #SundaySupper

Grilled Tuna Steaks with Orange Tomato Sauce. Flaky tuna topped with a tangy, chunky tomato sauce!
tuna steak and orange tomato sauce
Time to break out the grills and Throw Something on the Barbie, Sunday Supper style!
tuna steak bite (2)
I have to admit that I’m not the grillmaster of the group. Although I can hold my own. Steaks, chops, chicken, shrimp, veggies and even fruit have crossed or should I say criss-crossed over my grill.
Brizola pork chops grill marks
Certified Angus beef steak
grilled peaches

One item is still a bit of a challenge to me.


We love our tuna grilled or pan fried and lightly pink inside. I’ve been lucky with using my indoor grill pan to achieve those sought after grill marks.
diamonds on tuna
Foil packets on the grill just don’t quite give off the same taste.

The secret to grilling fish and even pan-frying fish is to start with high heat.

Don’t be quick to flip it. Fish should get a bit of crust on it. Just enough so that you can turn it but it stays flaky too!
tuna steak bite (2)
Using a spatula designed for fish, helps too. 😉
tuna steak
To sauce or not to sauce? I can go either way. How about you? It is nice to offer something different for guests to try.

This event is being hosted by Sue Lau from A Palatable Pastime thanks Sue for all your hard work! Stop by Palatable Pastime for great meal ideas!

Grilled Tuna Steaks with Orange Tomato Sauce #SundaySupper

Yield: 2 servings

Serving Size: 1 each


  • 2 7-ounce yellow-fin tuna streaks
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • sauce
  • 1 cup tomatoes, skinned and seeded
  • 1/2 cup orange segments
  • 2 tablespoons orange juice
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon cider vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon fresh thyme leaves and extra sprigs for garnish.


  • Bring tomatoes, orange, juice, cider vinegar, brown sugar, salt and pepper to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer until most of liquid evaporates. Stir in thyme leaves.
  • Season tuna with salt and pepper. Place tuna steaks on a lightly greased grill. Grill tuna approximately 5 minutes per side and until fish is browned on the outside, pink on the inside.
  • Spoon sauce over fish. Garnish with thyme sprigs if desired.
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27 Responses to Grilled Tuna Steaks with Orange Tomato Sauce #SundaySupper

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  4. Stacy says:

    I must confess that I’ve never tried to cook tuna steaks on the outdoor grill. I’m always afraid they’ll break apart and I’ll lose the whole meal into the coals below. Your tuna is absolutely perfect, Cindy!
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  8. Caroline says:

    These look great and it sounds tasty too!
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  9. Eileen says:

    I struggle with fish on the grill, too. I usually end up mangling the poor things. This sauce really looks tasty and it’s so pretty.
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  10. Holly says:

    Cindy, I love grilling tuna steaks and these look wonderful! I really like your sauce with the tomatoes, orange juice, brown sugar and vinegar – it sounds like the perfect combination! YUM!
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  11. Liz says:

    I haven’t made tuna at home in years. I need to add it to our summer menu, especially since now I have your tips and yummy recipe!
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  12. I love tuna steaks and this is a new way to make it even more delicious. Thanks for sharing the recipe.

  13. This looks absolutely amazing! Definitely need to make this this summer.

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  15. I really love tuna and yours looks amazing! Def want that pink in the middle for sure.
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