Tuna Steaks with Lemon-Parsley Butter

Very easy recipe for a flavorful pan-seared tuna steak that takes just 5 minutes to cook. Lemon and parsley butter, and pepper crust are perfect with this fish.
Tuna Steaks with Lemon-Parsley Butter


  • 3 tuna steaks
  • 3 tablespoons butter (unsalted, softened)
  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice
  • 2 teaspoons parsley (dry)
  • 1 1/2 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons black pepper (ground)
  • salt
Prep time:
3 minutes
Cook time:
5 minutes
Total time:
8 minutes
Yield: 3 Servings | Prep time: 3 minutes | Cook time: 5 minutes | Total time: 8 minutes


1. In a small bowl, combine butter, lemon juice and parsley. Form a butter ball.
2. Wash tuna steaks and pat dry with paper towels. Season with salt on all sides. Put black pepper on a small plate. Coat tuna sides with black pepper, gently pressing it in.
3. Heat oil in a thick-bottomed frying pan over medium-high heat. Sear tuna steaks for about 2 minutes per side (or until the desired doneness is reached), turn off the heat and add butter mixture.
Tuna Steaks with Lemon-Parsley Butter photo instruction 1
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4. Spoon melted butter over the steaks and serve immediately.
Tuna Steaks with Lemon-Parsley Butter photo instruction 3

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Bonita Esquibel January 9, 2021 8:50 PM
Made this tonight It tuned out very good.

Guest November 6, 2020 6:26 PM
Tried this today and was very pleased with the results. Will be making this again and telling others about this recipe!

Guest November 1, 2020 1:30 AM
This is the best recipe! We make it regularly now, after trying it a few months ago. We put chives in the lemon butter instead of parsley.

This was wonderful!

liliaKY March 5, 2014 10:08 PM
I am definitely adding this one to my recipe box.


pugovka March 3, 2014 10:00 PM
Great recipe! Wonderful flavor. Served with salad. Mmm.

Easy and fantastic!

elin7 February 23, 2014 10:49 AM
I'd never cooked tuna steaks before, so I was I little bit nervous. Followed the recipe exactly and they turned out excellent! Simple and healthy! My family enjoyed eating them. Can't wait to make them next week when my in-laws come.

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Guest June 27, 2021 10:29 PM
ThNk you for a great, easy recipe! I’m a novice at cooking fish (other than fish chowder!) This recipe is delicious, and I have all ingredients on hand!

alenatrs June 28, 2021 9:58 PM
You're very welcome! Thank you for your wonderful review! - Alena

Lovely flavour

Guest March 23, 2021 12:15 AM
I tried this recipe and even my kids loved it and asked for more. Couldn't be happier with the results.

alenatrs April 5, 2021 6:34 PM
Awesome! I hope that you and your family will love every recipe that you try from here ;) - Alena

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Guest January 20, 2021 6:12 AM
These were delicious. I played with the seasoning a bit but overall, very good & so easy. Pairs well with just about anything.

alenatrs January 20, 2021 9:04 AM
That's so great to hear that you liked these tuna steaks! Thank you for your wonderful comment! - Alena

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