Ginger Soy Marinade for Tuna

Marinate tuna steaks 10 to 15 minutes before grilling, and brush on fish during grilling.


  • 1 teaspoon minced fresh ginger
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon grated lemon peel
  • 1/3 cup soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons sake
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 2 teaspoons fresh squeezed lemon juice


  1. Whisk all ingredients together.
  2. Use as a marinade for seafood.


Recipe adapted from Fish and Shellfish A to Z by Lane Publishing, 1989.

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