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Honey Lime Glazed Grilled Ahi Tuna Recipe

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This very simple glaze recipe is great paired with meaty Ahi tuna fillets. The tangy limes and the sweet honey work so well with the subtle smokiness from the grill. This grilled Ahi tuna recipe is best if the fish is cooked medium-rare.

Makes 4 Honey Lime Glazed Grilled Ahi Tuna Fillets

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 5 minutes

Total Time: 20 minutes


  • 2 limes, juiced
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 2 tbsp rice vinegar
  • 2 cloves garlic, crushed and minced
  • 1 tablespoon grated fresh ginger
  • 4 six-ounce Ahi tuna fillets
  • salt and fresh ground black pepper to taste
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • vegetable oil, as needed for grill


In a bowl, whisk together the lime juice, olive oil, rice vinegar, garlic, and ginger. Lay the tuna fillets on a plate, season with salt and fresh ground black pepper to taste, and spoon over 1/2 of the glaze, turn to coat evenly. Let marinate for 30 minutes in the refrigerator. Add the honey to the remaining half of the glaze and mix well.

Heat an outdoor grill on high. When the grates are hot, lightly oil, and place tuna fillets on grill. Cook for about 2 minutes, and turn over, brushing the glaze over the cooked side. Grill 2 minutes more for medium-rare to medium. When fish is cooked transfer to a plate and brush the honey lime glaze over the other side of fillet.

Serve immediately with any remaining glaze.
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 5 out of 5
Grilled ahi Tuna, Member MarciaThudium

This was so good and so easy to make. When trying a new recipe, I usually stay with the recipe as instructed. I didn't have fresh ginger so I used 1 tsp of dry ginger. Otherwise, I followed the recipe as it was written. It was so delicious. I will definitely make this again. Grilling the tuna brought out all the flavors of the marinade/sauce. My family loved it. This recipe is a keeper.

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