Grilled Tuna Steak with Garlic Pepper Rub Recipe

A winning version of grilled tuna with effortless preparation. Achieve a moist and tasty tuna steak with this recipe, made special with garlic pepper rub.

Grilled Tuna Steak with Garlic Pepper Rub Recipe
Healthy Grilled Quick and Easy

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 12 minutes

Total Time: 18 minutes

Tuna is always one of the healthies food choices in terms of fish since it is low in fat, high in omega-3 fatty acids, and a great source of protein. Tuna undoubtedly offers several benefits such as maintaining brain and heart health, and in supplying yourself with vitamin D, selenium and iodine. No wonder it very common to see multiple variations of dishes which uses tuna in fact, it is reported to be the most consumed fish in the world. Other most consumed fishes include tilapia, salmon, and cod.

In this recipe, you will achieve a grilled tuna steak, without overcooking the fish. It features garlic salt rub which enhances the flavor of the dish and making it tastier. My family loves to eat it by itself but sometimes, it is eaten with freshly-cooked rice on the side. Try this recipe and enjoy a healthy meal which keeps your heart and brain happy at the same time!

Interesting Facts About Tuna

  • Tuna belongs to mackerel family of fish.
  • Tuna is the most consumed fish in the world.
  • There are several species of tuna. Among them are the yellowfin tuna, southern bluefin tuna, bigeye tuna, blackfin tuna, skipjack, northern bluefin tuna, longtail tuna, and albacore.
  • You may eat tuna fresh. Some dishes which involves fresh tuna are sashimi (Japanish dish with thinly sliced raw tuna), poke bowl (Hawaiian dish which uses marinated raw tuna combined with vegetables and other toppings), sushi (Japanese dish which often uses a sheet of seaweed), tuna salad, and many others.


  • 1/3 kg of Ahi tuna, sashimi grade
  • 1 tablespoon of olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon of garlic salt
  • 1 teaspoon of salt
  • 1 teaspoon of ground pepper


  1. Heat olive oil in a pan.

  2. While waiting, wash the tuna and put it in a plate.

  3. In a small bowl, mix the salt, ground pepper and the garlic salt. Mix thoroughly.

  4. Using your hands, gently rub the garlic,salt and pepper mixture into the tuna. Spread evenly in all sides of the tuna steak.

  5. When the oil is hot, gently put the tuna and give it approximately 4 minutes to cook, or until the tuna turns brown. Then flip the tuna, give it enough time to cook on the opposite side.

  6. Remove tuna from heat.

    Serve and Enjoy!

    Grilled Tuna Steak with Garlic Pepper Rub Recipe