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Grilled Tuna with Peppers and Onions

September 1, 2010

Peppers and onions make just about any dish better and I am also a fish lover!  I love to look at them, dive with them, catch them, cook them and eat them.  I do not believe there is a fish I would not eat, have not met that one yet.  I do realize they must be cooked properly and growing up both of my parents loved fish and my father loved “to fish”.  Therefore, whether in Connecticut or Florida where I grew up we ate fish quite frequently and my mother cooked it beautifully.  Fish live in an amazing world and I love when that amazing world is on my plate.  Tuna is a hearty fish that can stand up with some other great flavors.  Peppers and onions with their natural rich and sweet flavor match up well with this fish.

Grilled Tuna with Peppers and Onions


  • 4 Tuna Steaks (approx. 4 oz. each)
  • 4 Bell Peppers (washed, cored and cut in strips) (green, yellow, red or orange)
  • 2 Medium Onions (sliced)
  • 1 Clove Garlic (crushed)
  • 2 T. Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 2 T. Unsalted Butter
  • 1 Lemon (juice)
  • Salt and Freshly Ground Pepper
  • 12-16 Black Olives (halved, for garnish)


  1. Saute the onions and garlic in the butter until translucent
  2. Add the peppers and oil and continue to saute
  3. Salt and pepper tuna steaks, squeeze the lemon juice over the steaks
  4. Add butter and oil to a grill pan and bring temp to medium-high
  5. Sear tuna on one side (about 3 minutes)
  6. Turn tuna and sear the other side (about 3 minutes
  7. Remove from heat and cool about 5 minutes
  8. Slice tuna
  9. Transfer 2-3 T. of the peppers and onions to a warmed plate
  10. Add the tuna slices
  11. Garnish with the olive halves 

(Serves 4)

A contribution to “Summer Fest 2010”.  If you would like to see more recipes for peppers please visit and many other contributing sites.

3 Comments leave one →
  1. September 1, 2010 20:03

    The peppers and onions are so beautiful underneath the grilled fish!


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