Citrus Herb Tuna Steak Skewers

Citrus Herb Tuna Steak Skewers


Mouth-watering Citrus Herb Tuna Steak Skewers - perfect for any gathering, these skewers feature succulent tuna cubes marinated in a vibrant mix of orange juice, soy sauce, and fresh herbs. The combination of zesty lemon and orange juice with a hint of garlic adds a tantalising flavour that's both refreshing and bold. Drizzled with olive oil and speckled with freshly chopped parsley and oregano, each bite is a burst of summery goodness. Ideal for a family BBQ or a sophisticated dinner party, these skewers cook up quickly, providing a delicious and impressive meal. Follow this easy recipe to craft your own flavourful tuna skewers.


  • 4 tuna steaks, cut into 2.5 cm cubes (each about 113 grams)
  • 60 ml orange juice
  • 60 ml soy sauce
  • 30 ml olive oil
  • 30 ml chopped fresh parsley
  • 15 ml lemon juice
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 2.5 ml chopped fresh oregano
  • 2.5 ml ground black pepper
  • Wooden or metal skewers (if using wooden, soak in water for 30 minutes prior to grilling)


  1. Prepare the Marinade:
    1 Prepare the Marinade:

    In a large mixing bowl, whisk together orange juice, soy sauce, olive oil, chopped parsley, lemon juice, minced garlic, chopped oregano, and black pepper until well combined.

  2. Marinate the Tuna:
    2 Marinate the Tuna:

    Add the cubed tuna steaks to the marinade. Gently toss to ensure each piece is evenly coated.

  3. Refrigerate
    3 Refrigerate

    Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and let it marinate in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes, turning the pieces halfway through.

  4. Prepare the Skewers:
    4 Prepare the Skewers:

    Thread the marinated tuna cubes onto skewers, leaving a small space between each piece to ensure even cooking.

  5. Preheat the Grill:
    5 Preheat the Grill:

    Preheat an outdoor grill to high heat and lightly oil the grate to prevent sticking.

  6. Grill the Tuna Skewers:
    6 Grill the Tuna Skewers:
    • Place the skewers on the hot grill. Cook for about 2 to 3 minutes per side, turning once, until the tuna is nicely charred and cooked to your preference.
    • If desired, brush the skewers with some of the remaining marinade while grilling for added flavour. Discard any leftover marinade after this.
  7. Serving:
    7 Serving:

    Serve the tuna skewers hot, garnished with additional chopped parsley and a squeeze of fresh lemon juice.
    Optional: Serve alongside a fresh salad or a side of grilled vegetables for a complete meal.

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