Tuna and Roasted Red Pepper Packets for #SundaySupper

According to the United States Department of Labor, “Labor Day, the first Monday in September, is a creation of the labor movement and is dedicated to the social and economic achievements of American workers. It constitutes a yearly national tribute to the contributions workers have made to the strength, prosperity and well-being of our country.”

Some people associate Labor Day as the end to summer fun, back to school (back to work for me), a day off or even time to start looking forward to cooler weather.

No matter what Labor Day means to you, you still have to eat, right? :)

How about some Tuna and Roasted Red Peppers?


  • 2 tuna steaks, 1/2-inch to 3/4-inch thickness
  • 1 large red bell pepper
  • 1 large yellow bell pepper
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • juice of one lemon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
  • salt and pepper
  • cooking spray

Cut and flatten peppers. Place skin side up if broiling indoors or lightly spray with cooking oil and place skin side down on grill.

Remove when the skins are charred. Put the red peppers in the bag.

Yellow peppers too.

Yep, they’re in there. Fold the bag over and roll tightly shut. The pepper skins will steam loose and easily peel off in about 10 minutes!

Peel off the skins. Cut the pepper into strips and place them in a bowl.

Add the juice of one lemon, cumin and garlic. Stir. Refrigerate for a half hour the marinate.

Lightly spray a piece of foil with cooking spray. Place on the tuna steak and season with salt and pepper.

Top with pepper mixture, juice and all. :)

Fold top pieces of foil over together and roll up the sides to make a packet.

Place the packet on a cookie sheet on a middle rack in your oven and bake at 425 for about 10 minutes for rare, 15 minutes for medium (the way we like it) but try to not let it bake more than 20 minutes or it may dry out too much!
You can either serve it over rice or noodles or a stand alone with sides.

Nutrition Facts
Nutrition (per serving): 302 calories, 15 calories from fat, 1.6g total fat, 88.5mg cholesterol, 108.6mg sodium, 1343.2mg potassium, 11.4g carbohydrates, 3.2g fiber, 6.7g sugar, 57.1g protein, 4681.7IU vitamin a, 195.6mg vitamin c.

Check out these other wonderful ideas and recipes from our Sunday Supper Club for your Labor Day Event or for anytime!

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Main Dishes

Salads & Sides



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40 Responses to Tuna and Roasted Red Pepper Packets for #SundaySupper

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  10. @reneedobbs says:

    Love tuna! What a fresh and flavorful way to cook it and in the foil packs too. It must keep them moist and locks the flavors inside.

  11. juanitascocina says:

    I love tuna! These look gorgeous!

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  14. What a beautiful meal this would make…give me a loaf of crusty bread and a bottle of wine and I'd be happy all day long!

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  17. diabeticfoodie says:

    Love the technique for the peppers and I adore fresh tuna. Sounds like a perfect combination!

  18. apapina says:

    This looks so light and fresh! It's exactly what we need here after all the rich food we've been eating lately!

  19. Perfect labor day recipe my friend, looks delish :)


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  21. Brandie says:

    I'm a fish fan, so this sounds really delicious! I've never cooked tuna myself, but definitely saving this for when I do.

  22. What an easy and flavorfull recipe! Love grilled peppers!

  23. Gorgeous steaks! The peppers are such a great color, sounds like a wonderful meal.

  24. Oh how I love Tuna and can't wait to try this easy and delicious recipe!

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  26. Patti says:

    Can't wait to try this! So easy!

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  29. redkathy says:

    Hey Cindy, Beautiful recipe! Hubby and I have been wanting to try grilled tuna at home. The roasted peppers are a personal favorite, making your recipe even more enticing for us.

    Hope you had a wonderful holiday!

  30. Yum, I love peppers!! :) Sounds great :)

  31. This looks fantastic! Thanks for sharing on Foodie Friends Friday!
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