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Tuna Spanish style

SmartPoints® value per serving
Total Time
30 min
20 min
10 min
This recipe is cooked over hot coals on an outdoor grill but you can use a regular grill or grill pan if you prefer. Toss some veggies on the grill, too, to complete your meal. It's important not to marinate the fish for longer than two hours or the acid from the lime juice can make the tuna taste mealy. Tuna is often sold in chunks, rather than steaks, at a considerably lower per-pound price. Threaded on skewers and grilled as kebabs, they can look very nice. Consider that as an alternative to serving tuna steaks when you want to save a few dollars.


Uncooked bluefin tuna

12 oz, 2 x 6 oz steaks

Fresh lime juice

2 Tbsp

Chili powder

1 tsp

Ground cumin

½ tsp

Black pepper

¼ tsp

Canned crushed tomatoes

½ cup(s)

Canned pimento(s)

6 oz


4 large, green, chopped


2 tsp

Anchovies canned in oil drained

2 item(s), rinsed, patted dry and minced

Table wine

½ cup(s), white or water

Canned crushed tomatoes

1 cup(s)


  1. Put tuna steaks in a glass dish and rub with lime juice, chili powder, cumin and pepper. Cover and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes and up to 2 hours.
  2. Prepare coals for grill.
  3. To make sauce, place remaining ingredients into a medium saucepan and simmer for 5 minutes. Set aside until needed.
  4. Grill tuna until firm but still light pink in the center.
  5. Reheat sauce if necessary; serve over tuna.
  6. Serving size: 1 tuna steak with sauce