Tuna Steak Recipe

tuna steaks
tuna steaks

Tuna Steak Recipe

Course dinner
Cuisine American


  • 6.5 – 7 oz tuna (skinless, boneless)
  • 3 tsp olive oil
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt
  • 1/8 tsp black pepper


  • Prepare resting tray: Place a rack on a tray.
  • Oil and season tuna: Drizzle half the oil over the tuna. Smear over one side, then sprinkle with half the salt and pepper. Flip and repeat.
  • Heat skillet: Heat skillet (preferably a skillet with grille lines) over high heat until smoking hot. The hotter, the better!
  • Oil skillet (if required): If your skillet is not well-seasoned, brush skillet with olive oil or take pan off stove and spray with any oil.
  • Cook first side: Place tuna steak in the skillet and cook for 45 seconds.
  • Rotate for grill lines: Turn steak 45 degree. Continue cooking another 45 seconds.
  • Cook other side: Flip tuna carefully, then leave for 1 minute or until the internal temperature in the middle reads 48°C / 118°F.
  • Rest: Remove tuna from skillet and place on rack. Rest for 5 minutes – it will cool down almost to room temperature. This is desirable for easier slicing and better eating. Serve with a side of greens beans and a sweet potato!