Broiled Tuna Steak with Lemon Parsley Butter Sauce

Broiled Tuna Steak with Lemon Parsley Butter Sauce

A succulent dish with an unforgettable, light lemon parsley butter sauce! Ready in under 20 minutes, this recipe makes a healthy option for midweek. Serve with salad, veggies, or grains as a simple, quick meal that the whole family will enjoy.

Tuna steaks make the perfect midweek dinner because they are sold ready to hit the pan without much prep. Similar to regular steak, tuna steaks can be served from extremely rare to well done, so cooking times will depend on how firm you like your tuna.

Rare tuna steak – cook for 30 seconds per side.

Medium tuna steak – cook for 1-2 minutes per side.

Well-done tuna steak – cook for 3 minutes per side.

Health Benefits – Did you Know?
Tuna fish makes a great post-workout meal because it’s full of protein. Proteins help the body to build and maintain muscle as well as helping the metabolism to run smoothly. So you can squeeze in a quick midweek workout and have this healthy dinner option afterwards!

Broiled Tuna Steak with Lemon Parsley Butter Sauce

Broiled tuna steak topped with a light garlic, lemon, and parsley butter sauce.
Prep Time 8 mins
Cook Time 7 mins
Total Time 15 mins
Course Main Course
Servings 4 people


  • baking pan


Lemon Parsley Butter Sauce

  • 4 tbsp butter
  • 2 Tsp dried parlsey Optional (can use fresh parsley)
  • 1/2 lemon squeezed
  • 5 garlic cloves crushed and minced
  • 1 tomato diced
  • Pinch salt
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper

Tuna Steaks

  • 6 4oz fresh tuna steak
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • 1/2 tsp smoked paprika


  • In a medium bowl, add seasonings to tuna steaks and gently rub until combined
  • Add 1 tsp of olive oil to 9×13-inch baking pan or use cooking spray to coat the pan
  • For medium-well tuna steaks, broil for 5 mins on low, then 1 minute on high
  • Meanwhile, heat butter in a small pan over medium-high heat
  • Cook and stir in garlic, tomato, and parsley with seasonings. Squeeze lemon juice and stir occasionally. Set aside once cooked
  • Remove tuna steaks from baking pan. Pour butter sauce over steaks and serve immediately


Tuna steaks are very delicate. Do not over-blend the tuna with seasonings. The more you handle the tuna, the more likely it is to break apart. 
Keep a close eye when broiling. If you prefer your tuna steaks well-done, medium, medium-rare or rare, adjust the cooking time. 
*Once tuna steaks are cooked, quickly remove them from the baking pan. They will still be cooking even when you take them out of the oven, so you want to make sure your steaks don’t get too dry. Serve them right away onto a plate or board. 

Mmm, mmm, mmm… sooo good!

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