The Ultimate Tuna Marinade

Tuna | 9th April 2020 | By

Here’s a delicious marinade which incorporates sweet, salty and a dash of citrus! The perfect combination for any tuna lover. This marinade is versatile and will suit tuna for the braai or stove. Bon appetite!

The Ultimate Tuna Marinade
Prep Time
10 min
Prep Time
10 min
  1. 3-4 Yellowfin Tuna Steaks
  2. 1/4 cup orange juice
  3. 1/4 cup soy sauce
  4. 2 Tbsp sesame oil (or olive oil)
  5. 1 Tbsp lemon juice
  6. 2 Tbsp fresh parsley (chopped)
  7. 1/2 tsp Oregano fresh (alternatively you can use dried)
  8. 1 tsp minced garlic
  9. 1 Tbsp honey
  10. Salt & Pepper
  1. Place tuna steaks in a big ziplock bag.
  2. Mix all of the ingredients together in a jug and pour into the bag with the tuna steaks.
  3. Make sure the bag is sealed properly and pop in the fridge. (I placed my bag in a braai dish just to make sure that if there was some leakage it wouldn't make a mess).
  4. Leave the steaks for 2-3 hours, or overnight, turning the bag over occasionally.
  5. Remove from the bag and braai or pan fry as you please! Use the excess marinade to baste as you go! Enjoy.
The Fish Wife



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    9th July 2021

    Love, Love, Love this recipe! I omit the honey because I don’t like the sweet on this particular fish, other than that I follow the recipe exactly. Pan seared to perfection, soooo good!!

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    14th January 2022

    Was hoping you could suggest a good side dish to have with the Tuna. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated

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      15th January 2022

      Hi Ian.
      I personally like to just make a crisp salad, nothing too heavy so that I can eat more tuna! 😉 but any sides that would go well with a braai would work well here.

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