Grilled Marinated Tuna

A cookout in the park doesn’t have to mean hamburgers and hot dogs. Last week we invited friends to the local park for grilled marinated tuna and shrimp. They were just about as easy to make as hot dogs, but much more impressive (We spend a lot of time finding low-effort ways to make our friends think we are amazing chefs. They are easily fooled).

This tuna was tender and juicy, with a great smoky sear on the outside. If you are a fan of fish, this is a great way to go.

We marinated our tuna in a mixture of ponzu sauce, soy sauce, sesame seeds, and lemon. You could also marinate in orange juice and soy sauce (so good), or your favorite sauce or seasoning.



  • 1 pound tuna, cut into 1″ or 2″ cubes
  • 1 cup soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup ponzu sauce
  • 2 Tbsp sesame seeds
  • Lemon juice to taste


  • Mix all marinade ingredients and add tuna. Allow tuna to marinate for 30 minutes to an hour.
  • While the tuna is marinating, start a fire, coals, or the grill. You’ll want medium heat if you prefer your tuna cooked through, or high heat if you are just looking for a sear on the outside.
  • Skewer tuna. Because the fish is so flaky, you’ll want to go through the center of each layer instead of splitting the layers with your skewer (you’ll lose the tuna in the fire, and be very sad).
  • Grill tuna to desired doneness (Or lack of doneness. Tuna is really delicious rare).
  • Amaze your friends.

Grilled Tuna


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