Char-grilled Asparagus and Tuna Steaks

Gather around the BBQ – here’s a delicious and easy way to enjoy more seafood and veggies. Hot off the BBQ, asparagus and tuna get all dressed up with a zesty salsa.

			  Char-grilled Asparagus and Tuna Steaks

Serves: 4

Cooking time: 4-6 minutes


  • 2-3 bunches asparagus, woody ends removed
  • 4 tuna steaks (see Tip)
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 3 tablespoons teriyaki sauce
  • 1 garlic clove, crushed
  • Pepper
Lemony Tomato and Red Onion Salsa:
  • 1 punnet cherry tomatoes cut into quarters
  • 1/2 red onion, sliced finely
  • 2 tablespoons coarsely chopped flat leaf parsley
  • 1 teaspoon thin strips lemon zest


  1. To prepare marinade, combine olive oil, teriyaki sauce, garlic and pepper. Brush or toss asparagus with 2 tablespoons of the marinade.
  2. To prepare the Lemony Tomato and Red Onion Salsa, combine cherry tomatoes, onion, parsley and lemon zest with 1 tablespoon of the marinade, then set aside.
  3. Brush tuna steaks with remaining marinade. Heat char-grill, BBQ or large heavy based frying pan over high heat and cook tuna and asparagus, 2-3 minutes each side for medium rare, or cooked to your liking. Remove from heat and allow to rest for 5 minutes.
  4. Serve with Lemony Tomato and Red Onion Salsa.


  • You can replace the tuna steaks with other firm fresh fish.
  • For this recipe to be dairy-free, avoid using prepared and packaged foods containing dairy products. Take care to check ingredient labels on all products you use.

Recipe provided by the Australian Asparagus Council.

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