Grilled Tuna Sandwiches Recipe

May 10, 2013 12:02 pm

Get ready to meet your favorite tuna sandwich, ever

Tuna steaks make for tasty summer sandwiches, perfect for Grilling Month (and comfort food).
Tuna steaks make for tasty summer sandwiches, perfect for Grilling Month (and comfort food).

Pro pit master Troy Black, a regular on the Kansas City Barbeque Society circuit, teamed up with the editors of Southern Living magazine to pen All Fired Up, a cookbook that'll keep you busy at the grill all summer long. Everyone likes a great tuna sandwich (or blob), but nobody really likes canned tuna. We call that a conundrum. Straighten things out with this spectacular grilled tuna sandwich.

Reprinted with permission from All Fired Up

Servings: 4 sandwiches


4 12-ounce tuna steaks (1-inch thick)
2 tablespoons olive oil, divided
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
8 slices sourdough bread
1/4 teaspoon ground red pepper (optional)
1/4 cup finely chopped green onions
1/4 cup mayonnaise
2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
2 teaspoons refrigerated horseradish
1 large tomato, thinly sliced
1 ripe avocado, sliced
  1. Rub tuna with 1 tablespoon olive oil, and sprinkle salt and black pepper evenly on both sides of tuna.
  2. Preheat grill to 350° to 400° (medium-high) heat. Grill, covered with grill lid, 5 minutes on each side or to desired degree of doneness.
  3. Brush bread slices with remaining 1 tablespoon olive oil and grill 1 minute on each side or until golden.
  4. Flake tuna; combine with ground red pepper, if desired, and next 4 ingredients. Spread tuna mixture evenly on 1 side of 4 bread slices; top with tomato and avocado slices. Cover with remaining 4 bread slices.

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Level of Difficulty: 
Prep Time: 
30 minutes
Cooking Time: 
10 minutes
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