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Tuna-steak burgers with orange-ginger sauce

SmartPoints® value per serving
Total Time
38 min
18 min
20 min
These are no ordinary tuna burgers. The orange, ginger, and cilantro-spiked sauce is so good that you should make extra for other grilled entrees. Add some red onion slices and whole baby peppers to the grill to make an easy side-dish. Just coat them with cooking spray, season to taste with a flavored sea salt, and toss in a grill pan until tender and browned in spots. Don't worry about removing the seeds from the peppers. There are only a few in each one and they are edible.


Orange juice

½ Tbsp

Orange marmalade

½ Tbsp

Ginger root

½ Tbsp, freshly minced

Fat free chicken broth

¾ cup(s)


1 Tbsp, leaves, fresh, chopped

Sesame oil

½ tsp

Unpacked brown sugar

½ Tbsp, light or dark

Table salt



1 tsp

Uncooked yellowfin tuna

1 pound(s), cut into four 4-oz steaks

Olive oil

1 Tbsp

Table salt

tsp, or to taste

Black pepper

tsp, or to taste

Reduced calorie hamburger roll(s)

4 item(s), toasted on grill


8 leaf/leaves, large


  1. Preheat grill.
  2. In a heavy saucepan, combine juice, marmalade, ginger, broth, cilantro, oil, sugar and 1/8 teaspoon of salt; bring to a boil over medium heat. Cook, stirring frequently with a wooden spoon, until sauce is thickened and reduced, about 10 minutes. (Add 1/2 teaspoon to 1 teaspoon of cornstarch to sauce to achieve desired thickness).
  3. Brush tuna with oil; sprinkle with remaining 1/8 teaspoon each of salt and pepper. Grill tuna, flipping once, until desired degree of doneness, about 3 to 5 minutes per side; remove from grill and let rest.
  4. Place tuna steaks on rolls and top with lettuce; drizzle each piece of fish with sauce and serve.
  5. Serving size: 1 tuna burger