Spicy Grilled Tuna Steaks with Garden Salsa

Spicy Grilled Tuna Steaks
I hope you things HOT, besides the weather which here in North Cackalacky is already sweltering. Not that I should be surprised after 6 years of being here. What does surprise me is the bill. I’m thinking I should start a savings fund for said air conditioning bill. Sigh. We however are talking hot as in hot and spicy food. This week we’re partnering with TABASCO to bring you not one but FIVE hot and spicy recipes. An entire week of recipes dedicated to that little iconic bottle. You know the one. It’s pretty unmistakeably. That bottle has been gracing my family’s fridge for longer than I can remember. I’m betting it’s in most of yours too. Tabasco

Giving us carte blanche of any and all ingredients to create said recipes would be just too easy now wouldn’t it. They’ve allotted us TEN very specific ingredients. Flour, Butter, Cheese? Um no. These aren’t your run of the mill pantry staples either. That would again be much too easy. Take a gander at the list below. This is what we have to work with this week. No substitutions no additions. Luckily I like a good challenge.

Tabasco Challenge

We decided to kick things off with fish. We went with a yellowfin tuna. We kicked up the flavor factor with yes Tabasco. This recipe is simple and sassy. It can be on your plate in less than 15 minutes top to bottom. How’s that for fast and flavorful and so perfect for summer.

 Tuna Steak

We wanted to add a little freshness to the dish so with a little help from my garden we put together a simple salsa that brings everything together for one beautiful bite. I can see us noshing on this dish all summer long.

Spicy Grilled Tuna Steak

Stay tuned all week long to see more Tabasco inspired recipes!


Disclaimer: This post is sponsored by Tabasco. I was compensated for my time. Opinions are my own. Always have been. Always will be.

Spicy Grilled Tuna Steaks with Garden Salsa


  • 1 pound yellow fin tuna steaks
  • kosher salt
  • pepper
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 - 1/2 teaspoon Tabasco sauce
  • 1 cup diced cherry tomatoes
  • 1 tablespoon roughly chopped fresh cilantro


  1. Season tuna steaks with salt and pepper. Place oil and Tabasco into a shallow bowl. Add tuna steaks and toss to coat.
  2. Heat a non stick grill pan over high heat. When hot place tuna steaks onto grill pan. Cook for approximately 2-3 minutes. Flip and continue cooking additional minute.
  3. WHILE steaks are grilling, combine tomatoes and cilantro into a small ramekin. Season with salt and pepper and drizzle with olive oil.
  4. Place garden salsa on plate, top with grilled tuna steak and finish with a drizzle of oil.



  1. 1

    I love the spice!!!

  2. 2

    Aaaah I have been hearing about the Tabasco deal with other bloggers. Its going to be an interesting week for us readers. I love simple. I love good. This works for me.

  3. 3

    A little dab will do ya! I love Tabasco and have visited their ‘factory’ in Louisianna!

  4. 4

    I particularly do not like hot recipes. However, I love fresh tuna. I might have to try this one without the tabasco. It looks absolutely delicious.

  5. 5

    I LOVE everything about this recipe! The garden fresh veggies, tuna steak is a favorite if mine, and I bet the tabasco puts it over the top!

  6. 6

    That is a stunning dish! Love me some Tabasco!!

  7. 7

    They actually say eating hot foods when it is hot outside will cool you. Your body sweats and acts like a natural air conditioner. So certainly sign me up for this deliciousness during this scorching weather!

  8. 8

    My husband loves tuna steaks. I’m sure he’s be quite pleased if I made these for him 🙂

  9. 9

    I need to come to North Cakalacky! This looks amazing!

  10. 10

    What an easy way to add some sass! Looks delicious!

  11. 11

    I’m a big big fan of tabasco and tuna steaks. This dish looks amazing. Great job with the beginning of the challenge! I can’t wait to see what else you come up with.

  12. 12

    Crazy good and fresh! Tuna steaks rule!

  13. 13

    oooh I did this challenge last year and it was so much fun – and I ended up making some really awesome recipes. I can’t wait to see what you come up with! Looks like you’re off to a great start!

  14. 14

    I love this recipe!! A fantastic way to start your challenge!

  15. 15

    Come to mama! I’m going to need an order of this for dinner tonight! haha

  16. 16

    I need to come for dinner. Asap. You saved me some right…

  17. 17

    This seriously looks great!! Personally I can’t handle anything spicy but my bf can. I know he would love this. (Pinned)

  18. 18

    Nice use of ingredients! I’m partial to Texas Pete, myself…but I appreciate Tabasco!

  19. 19

    What a fun challenge! This tuna steak sounds delicious!

  20. 20

    Whenever someone asks if I like it hot I want to break out into that song by Power Station (“some like it hot and some sweat when the heat is o-on!) – Yes I like it hot! And this tuna steak looks delicious!

  21. 21

    This sounds like a dish my family would love! Pinning for later!

  22. 22
    Lisa Bailey /

    Going to make this tonight. Searched your site for GF recipes and this one jumped out.

  23. 23
    Lisa Bailey /

    Just made tthis. Delicious.


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