Tuna Steaks with Lemon Pepper Butter

Total Time:
25 min
15 min
10 min

8 servings

  • Lemon Pepper Butter:
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, softened
  • 2 tablespoons lemon zest
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • Tuna:
  • Nonstick, nonflammable cooking spray
  • 8 slices your favorite bread
  • 4 tablespoons olive oil, divided
  • 8 (6 to 8-ounce) 1-inch thick tuna steaks
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • Caramelized Lemon Slices, for garnish, recipe follows
  • Caramelized Lemons:
  • Lemons
  • Sugar
  • For the lemon pepper butter: In a small bowl, combine the butter, lemon zest, lemon juice, pepper, and garlic powder, stirring until smooth. Cover and chill.

  • For the tuna: Preheat the grill to medium-high heat, about 350 degrees F. Spray the grill rack with nonstick, nonflammable cooking spray.

  • Brush the bread slices evenly with 2 tablespoons olive oil. Grill the bread until toasted, 2 to 3 minutes per side. Remove from the grill and set aside.

  • Brush the tuna evenly with the remaining 2 tablespoons olive oil. Sprinkle each steak evenly with salt and pepper. Grill the tuna for 3 to 4 minutes per side, or until desired degree of doneness. Place each tuna steak over 1 slice grilled bread. Top each tuna steak with desired amount of lemon pepper butter. Garnish with Caramelized Lemon Slices, if desired. Serve immediately.

Caramelized Lemons:
  • Preheat a grill to medium-high heat.

  • Slice the lemons. Dip the cut side down into a bowl of sugar. Place on the grill, cut-side down, and grill until caramelized, 2 to 3 minutes.

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