How to Heat Tuna

Updated July 18, 2017

The essential proteins housed within tuna allow you to build muscle and maintain a healthy BMI. While certain individuals prefer the inexpensive option of canned tuna, others opt for succulent tuna steaks. Whether you are reheating a tuna steak or fixing a quick lunch, there are numerous options for heating up this delicious fish. There are many creative ways to heat up this fish, without cooking it or drying it out. One of these ways is heating it on a grill.

Lift the grate from your charcoal grill. Soak a few paper towels in a vegetable oil for a natural alternative to lighter fluid. Place the dampened paper towels into the base of your grill.

Dump the hardwood charcoal over the oil-soaked paper towels. Ignite the paper towels with a grill lighter. Allow the hardwood charcoal to burn down to hot coals.

Cover the grate with a sheet of tinfoil. Place the grate over the heated coals. Rub olive oil on both sides of your tuna steaks using a basting brush.

Season your tuna steaks with salt and ground black pepper. Lower the tuna onto the tin foil. Heat the tuna on each side for 2.5 minutes.

Allow the tuna to rest for 5 to 10 minutes before serving. Reheat your leftovers in a 350 degree oven for an easy lunch option.

Things You'll Need

  • Charcoal grill
  • Paper towels
  • Vegetable oil
  • Hardwood charcoal
  • Grill lighter
  • Olive oil
  • Basting brush
  • Salt
  • Ground black pepper
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Philip Foster has been writing professionally since 2010. His work has been featured in the literary-arts magazine "The PEEL" and the weekly newspaper "The Mountain Xpress." Foster is an expert in various extreme sports. He cooked in a restaurant that offered organic and vegetarian cuisine for over three years. Foster received a Bachelor of Arts in creative writing from Appalachian State University.