Chilli and Lime Tuna Steaks

I love tinned tuna. But, tuna steaks have never been a favourite. To be honest I find them a little bland. However, I’ve been really enjoying fish lately and looking out for new flavours I can try and new ways to use fish in my diet. So, when I saw some awesome tuna steaks I thought I’d have a go at creating a nice dressing to add some flavour. Husband suggested chilli and ginger but aside from ginger biscuits, it’s not a flavour I’m overly keen on. So, I changed it a little to create Chilli and Lime Tuna Steaks.

They were gorgeous. The dressing is such a nice flavour. A little nutty, with a nice tang from the limes. The flavours are all quite subtle but work well together and compliment the tuna beautifully. As someone that doesn’t usually enjoy tuna that much I can honestly say these Chilli and Lime Tuna Steaks are something I’m looking forward to having again.

We served our Chilli and Lime Tuna Steaks with new potatoes, salad, and roasted red peppers. The sweetness of the peppers worked well and the dressing was as nice drizzled over the potatoes and salad as it was on the tuna.

chilli and lime tuna steaks ingredients

We had 2 tuna steaks each as they’re quite small. But, one each might be enough if you’re not quite as greedy as we are.

Our steaks were frozen, so we baked them in the oven for 20 minutes before frying them in the dressing, but if yours are fresh you could just fry them on each side for 2-3 minutes until cooked through before brushing the dressing on.


chilli and lime dressing

You could make your own sweet chilli too, but as it can be bought cheaply and in a nice squeezy bottle I don’t bother. For this meal, I used a Heinz version which was only £1 and will go well on lots of things.

tuna steaks

The Recipe

chilli and lime tuna steaks

Chilli and Lime Tuna Steaks

Simple, tasty Chilli and Lime Tuna Steaks
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: British
Keyword: tuna
Servings: 2 People
Calories: 500kcal
Author: Donna


  • 4 Tuna Steaks
  • 2 Red chillies - Finely Chopped
  • 2 tbsp Coriander
  • 2 Limes – Juice
  • 8 tsp Sweet chilli sauce
  • 4 tbsp Toasted sesame oil
  • Cooking oil


  • Add the coriander, lime juice, sweet chilli sauce, chilli and sesame oil to a bowl and mix together well.
  • Set to one side.
  • Fry the tuna steaks over a medium heat in a little cooking oil for 2-3 minutes on either side, depending on your preference.
  • Brush both sides with the dressing.
  • Fry for a further 2 minutes.
  • Serve with salad, potatoes and roasted red pepper for a filling meal. Drizzle more dressing over your salad and potatoes.








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11 thoughts on “Chilli and Lime Tuna Steaks”

  • Yum, this looks delicious! I’ll have to try it. I quite like tuna steaks but I never really think of buying them. #coolmumclub

  • Oh my goodness yum! I usually get a bit worried about used frozen fish and had no idea that you could even get frozen tuna steaks but this has given me a bit of confidence I’m going to look out for these next time I shop and try this out! Thanks for linking up to #coolmumclub lovely xoxo

    • I get a bit worried about frozen too so I always bake it in the oven first to make sure it’s well cooked!

  • I’m not a massive fan of tuna steaks either but OMG this looks so tasty. I’m really hungry and I want this… Thanks for sharing. Will have to try and give it a go! #CoolMumClub

    • I was honestly quite surprised by how amazing it was. The dressing would go on lots of things too if you didn’t enjoy the tuna x

  • Oh wow! I don’t eat fish but they sound and look like they’d be really light and fresh. Perfect for summer!
    Thanks for linking to #FoodieFriday Don’t forget to join us again this week!

  • I dont eat fish but the rest of my family do and this looks really good, I’m always looking for fish recipes to do for them. I could do myself a chicken breast in the sauce (who knows i might even be brave and try a bit of fish!)
    Thanks for joining #FoodieFriday

    • I really want to try the sauce with noodles and chicken! Or maybe even halloumi! It’d work well with lots of things

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