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Asian-inspired tuna marinade

Diana Henry / 21 July 2015

This Asian-inspired marinade with soy sauce and ginger goes well with tuna steaks, which can be cooked in a griddle pan or on the barbecue.

Tuna steak with Asian marinade
This marinade from Diana Henry is ideal for tuna

Marinating time

30 minutes

Cooking time

5 minutes




  • 4 tuna steaks
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 3 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 4 tbsp soy sauce
  • Pepper


Mix the olive oil, garlic, soy sauce and pepper. Put the tuna steaks in a dish and pour the marinade over them, turning to coat.

Leave for 30 minutes covered, somewhere cool.

Heat a griddle pan until it’s really hot. Lift the tuna out of the marinade and gently shake off the excess.

Griddle the tuna for about one minute each side (this gives you a moist interior that is quite raw in the centre).

A Change of Appetite: where delicious meets healthy by Diana Henry, Photography by Laura Edwards, published by Mitchell Beazley, £20,

Try one of our other tuna recipes, including tuna melt toast, tuna, sweetcorn and sweet potato tortilla and herby pesto tuna and potato salad


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