Ahi tuna on the grill, with a lime twist

I’ve written before about how much I enjoy ahi tuna, something I can eat on my low-fat diet than I truly enjoy. Normally I make it with a salt-free teriyaki marinade or a lemon garlic no-salt marinade. But I recently noticed a recipe on a bag of frozen ahi I bought at Costco and decided to modify it to fit a low-fat, low-salt, low-sugar diet.

Marinated ahi tuna with peppers and onions and broccoli.
Marinated ahi tuna with peppers and onions and broccoli.

The result was tasty. I made my tuna in a frying pan, but grilling it outside would add a nice touch of smoky flavor as well.

As you can see in the photo here, the recipe calls for olive oil, sesame oil, soy sauce, garlic, lime juice and ginger. Soy sauce is too salty for my diet. Even the low-salt variety has much, too much salt for me to stay under 1,500 mgs a day. So I substituted Mrs. Dash salt-free teriyaki sauce for the soy sauce in this recipe.

Frozen ahi tuna from Costco.
Frozen ahi tuna from Costco.
Modify this recipe by substituting salt-free teriyaki sauce for soy.
Modify this recipe by substituting salt-free teriyaki sauce for soy.

Mix it all together and let the tuna marinate in it for an hour to two hours, then grill or bake. I like my tuna rare, so mine didn’t take very long. My wife likes hers cooked through, so it stayed on longer and developed a bit of a blackened crust from the marinade.

Marinate the tuna for from one to two hours.
Marinate the tuna for from one to two hours.

I served ours with sides of green pepper and onions, which add a nice sweetness to the meal, and broccoli.

This could be a wonderful Labor Day cookout item or a great treat for family and friends. Enjoy.

John

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