Grilled Tuna with Herb Butter
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Freshly made herb butter is the secret ingredient in this grilled fish recipe. It's a tasty way to flavor steamed or grilled vegetables, too.
uncooked yellowfin tuna1 pound(s), one steak cut 1- to 1-1/2 inches thick
olive oil1 tsp
fresh lime juice1 tsp
cooking spray1 spray(s)
salted butter2 Tbsp, softened
chives1 Tbsp, fresh, finely chopped
fresh parsley1 Tbsp, fresh, finely chopped
fresh tarragon1 Tbsp, finely chopped
lime zest1 tsp, fresh, minced
table salt¼ tsp, or more to taste
black pepper⅛ tsp, or more to taste
fresh spinach1 pound(s), baby-variety, steamed
- Drizzle both sides of fish with oil and lime juice; set aside.
- Off heat, coat grill with cooking spray; preheat grill to high.
- Meanwhile, in a small metal bowl, combine softened butter, chives, parsley, tarragon, lime zest, salt and pepper; set aside.
- Cook tuna on one side for 3 minutes; carefully flip and cook on other side for 3 more minutes for rare, or longer until desired degree of doneness. Place bowl containing butter mixture on grill just until it melts — you don’t want to cook it.
- Thinly slice tuna and serve over spinach; drizzle melted herb butter over top. Yields about 3 ounces of tuna and 1/4 of spinach per serving.