Grilled Tuna with Citrus-Ginger Sauce

Grilled Tuna with Citrus-Ginger Sauce

2 reviews, 2.5 star(s). 50% would make again

Ready in 45 minutes

Tangy sauce drizzled over rare tuna.


3/4 cup safflower oil; cubed
1/2 cup fresh ginger; thinly sliced
3 medium shallots; thinly sliced
3 large cloves garlic cloves; thinly sliced
1 cup fresh red grapefruit juice
1 cup Fresh orange juice
1/3 cup Fresh Lemon Juice
3/4 cup Dry white wine
3 tablespoons Light soy sauce
2 cups chicken stock or canned low-sodium broth
6 medium Tuna steaks; 1-inch-thick
Salt and freshly ground pepper
1/4 cup wasabi paste

Original recipe makes 6



In a large skillet, heat 1 tablespoon of the safflower oil until shimmering. Add the sliced ginger, shallots and garlic and cook them over moderate heat until softened, about 3 minutes.

Add the red grapefruit, orange and lemon juices along with the wine, light soy sauce and stock and bring to a boil over high heat. Cook until the sauce is reduced to 1/2 cup and is slightly syrupy, about 40 minutes.

Set a fine-mesh sieve over the jar of a blender. Strain the sauce, pressing on the solids to extract the liquid. With the blender on, slowly pour in the remaining 3/4 cup of oil until combined.

Alternatively you could thicken the sauce with a bit of cornstarch (about 1 tbs in some cold water) and reduce the fat content of the recipe

Light a grill or heat cast iron griddle. Lightly brush the tuna steaks with oil and season with salt and pepper. Grill the steaks over moderately high heat, turning once, until medium rare, about 6 minutes.

Transfer the steaks to plates, spoon the sauce on top and serve with the wasabi on the side.

Adapted from Recipe by Ann Chantal Altman


The sauce is excellent over rice even without the tuna.

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Way too much ginger in the sauce. It took over completely.
Miles416 4y ago

The sauce is excellent over rice even without the tuna. [I posted this recipe.]
promfh 10y ago

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