one of our goals as a family for 2012 is to eat fish twice a week. we are actually doing a better job at it than i had expected and one reason is that we have been buying the trader joe’s wild caught tuna. it is frozen, it is very cost effective & not too fishy.  this was the first time i had tried this style of marinade and i was very happy with the final results.  i haven’t worked much with tuna and marinades, so i read about 100 recipes online and then just merged ingredients by what i had on hand.  super easy prep, 30 minutes in the marinade and then a few minutes on each side on the grill and bam, dinner is done.

i served the tuna with green beans topped with bacon and the side carrot salad from one of my favorite bloggers {the nourishing gourmet} cookbooks.  the cookbook is called {fresh: nourishing salads for all seasons} and is full of fantastic salad recipes.  it was my first time making the carrot side salad and it was wonderful! check out her cookbook!

an added bonus – this entire meal for our family of 4 cost less than $12!


citrus marinated tuna steaks - {gluten-free}
fresh, crisp citrus tuna
  • 1 lb. wild caught tuna steaks
  • juice of one orange
  • juice of one lemon
  • ¼ c. gluten free tamari (soy sauce)
  • 3 Tbps olive oil
  • 1-2 cloves of garlic
  • ½ tsp. ground black pepper
  1. in a glass bowl, juice orange & lemon
  2. whisk in remaining ingredients
  3. submerge tuna and let marinate for 30-45 minutes
  4. remove tuna from marinade and place on a hot grill (high heat) for a few minutes on each side (or until desired doneness)


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