Grilled Sweet & Savory Tuna Kebabs 

May 20, 2022 | Main Meals

Sweet & Savory Tuna Kebabs

Grilling season is finally here! Start off the season right with these simple grilling tips that will have you headed in the right direction to a mess-free and tasty get-together! 1. Use a glass dish or plastic bag to marinate meats, fish, poultry or veggies. 2. Beef and pork can be marinated overnight, chicken for several hours. Fish only requires 20 to 30 minutes. 3. Grill it all…meats, fish, vegetables and fruit like pineapple, peaches and figs! 4. Meat should be fresh or completely thawed before cooking for proper flavor and even cooking. 5. Cover your entire grill area with aluminum foil for easier clean up and to protect your grill. 6. Marinate: Grilling meats creates carcinogens known as heterocyclic amines (HCAs) and polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs). Marinating meats prior to grilling may reduce their formation. For the same reason, avoid charring or burning meats, which contributes to the formation of carcinogens.
Prep Time 45 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes
Course Main Course
Calories 269 kcal


  • Marinade:
  • ½ cup chopped cilantro
  • ¼ cup low-sodium Soy Sauce
  • 3 tablespoons sesame peanut, or olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 2 teaspoons sesame seeds
  • Kebabs
  • 1 ½ pounds Yellowfin Tuna Steaks cut into bite-sized chunks
  • 16 mini-bell peppers*
  • Cremini mushrooms
  • 1 large sweet onion cut into 1-inch squares
  • 8 12-inch wooden skewers


  • Soak wooden skewers in water for about 15 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, in a bowl stir together marinade ingredients (cilantro through sesame seeds). Set aside half of the marinade. Now, add tuna chunks to bowl and toss to coat. Refrigerate for about 15-20 minutes.
  • Remove tuna from marinade. Boil remaining marinade for 2 minutes and set aside. Assemble kebabs by threading tuna, peppers, mushrooms and onion onto the skewers.
  • Heat outdoor grill (or grill pan) over medium-high heat. Coat with cooking spray and grill tuna kebabs until lightly charred, 3 to 4 minutes, turning halfway through. Brush kebabs with boiled marinade just before removing from grill.
  • Serve kebabs immediately and drizzle with reserved marinade if desired.


Nutrition information (for one kebab):
269 calories; 9g carbs; 6g fat; 26g protein; 378mg sodium; 1g fiber


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