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Grilled Yellowfin Tuna with Teriyaki Sauce

4 - 6
PersonalPoints™ per serving
Total Time
17 min
8 min
9 min
A springtime pleaser. The teriyaki sauce is simple to make and so full of flavour: rich, tangy and thick.


Cooking spray

1 spray(s)

Garlic clove(s)

3 clove(s), large, finely minced

Ginger root

2 tbsp(s), fresh, finely minced

Sherry cooking wine

1 tbsp(s), or mirin

Low sodium soy sauce

½ cup(s)

Unsweetened orange juice

½ cup(s)


¼ cup(s)

Packed brown sugar

3 tbsp(s), dark-variety


1 tbsp(s)

Uncooked yellowfin tuna

16 oz, 1-inch thick


  1. Coat grill rack with cooking spray; preheat grill to high.
  2. To make teriyaki sauce, in a small saucepan, combine garlic, ginger, sherry, soy sauce, orange juice, water, sugar and cornstarch. Boil for 5 minutes, stirring constantly, until thick.
  3. Coat all sides of tuna with teriyaki sauce. Grill, flipping once, brushing on more teriyaki sauce as fish cooks, about 4 minutes for rare, or longer to desired degree of doneness.* Serve with arugula tossed with your favourite salad dressing, or some oil, vinegar, salt and pepper (could affect POINTS values). Yields about 3 ounces of tuna per serving.


*Grill 3 minutes per side for a 2-inch tuna steak cooked to rare. Or cook longer until desired degree of doneness. You can also broil the tuna. Just preheat the broiler, along with the pan, to high.