Garlic/Jalapeño/Lemon Seared Albacore Tuna Steaks

24 Mar

Continuing our commitment to eating more fish, I recently purchased these lovely, wild albacore tuna steaks.

Not as expensive as your regular yellowfin tuna steaks, I almost prefer albacore tuna because I find them more tender and flavorful.  I marinated the tuna steaks for about 30 minutes before cooking.


  • 3 cloves of garlic, grated (using a microplane)
  • 1 jalapeño, minced
  • 1 lemon, zested and juiced
  • A handful of flat-leaf parsley, finely chopped
  • 1/8 cup organic olive oil
  • Salt and pepper (as desired)

Mix the above ingredients together to make the marinade.  Gently coat the tuna steaks with the marinade; cover and marinate for about 30 minutes.

In a non-stick pan on medium-high heat, sear the tuna steaks for about 3 minutes on each side, for medium rare (timing will depend on how think the steaks are).

Bon Appétit!


11 Responses to “Garlic/Jalapeño/Lemon Seared Albacore Tuna Steaks”

  1. girlmeetspaleo March 27, 2012 at 12:38 am #

    These look too delish!! I’ve been dying to try out making tuna steaks at home, I might have to finally give it a shot, yummmm !!

  2. Helene March 31, 2012 at 8:31 am #

    This looks amazing 🙂 , but I am wondering is it parsley or another herb mixed in? Looks like something green leafy in the picture?

    • tomoko March 31, 2012 at 1:10 pm #

      Yes, it’s flatleaf parsley! Thanks for pointing it out, I omitted it from the recipe — fixed!

      • Helene March 31, 2012 at 7:31 pm #

        Thanks I made this for dinner it was super yummy 🙂 I found your blog looking for tuna steak recipes and now I saw that you have posts about Stockholm which is my home town .. I live in Atlanta now and I do miss Ramlösa.

  3. Eva February 23, 2013 at 4:58 pm #

    The marinade looks great but i’m not a fan of tuna – do you think it would work on salmon or grilled shrimp?

    • tomoko February 23, 2013 at 5:48 pm #

      I think the marinade would work on salmon as well as shrimp — I think you would just want to make sure to not overcook the salmon or the shrimp! x

  4. Quinn December 29, 2013 at 7:07 pm #

    Made this last night with some yellowfin tuna and it was absolutely delicious!! My hubby, who doesn’t really like yellowfin, loved the marinade as well! Did on the grill because it was a nice day here and didn’t use jalapeno because our 7yr old doesn’t like spice – still delicious! Thank you!

    • tomoko December 29, 2013 at 7:09 pm #

      Wonderful! Happy New Year!

  5. tenngarden July 26, 2015 at 12:31 pm #

    I love tuna steaks, but had never tried albacore steaks. Have always used yellow fin. Found some albacore steaks marked down and tried this recipe. Let them marinate overnite(I know, I know, use them asap, but I didn’t have the time at the moment). Using a hot cast iron skillet, I seared them in the oven because I hate grease on my stove. Man, were these good! I cooked them a tad longer as I use the leftovers on my salads for protein. I wanted them to keep somewhat longer than rare tuna. Will do this one again.


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