This marinade works equally well with bluefish, salmon, or mackerel. For a real change of pace, try the marinade on skinless, boneless chicken breasts.


1/4 cup reduced-sodium soy sauce

2 tablespoons light brown sugar

1 teaspoon minced ginger

1 teaspoon minced garlic

2 teaspoons lemon juice

2 tuna steaks (10 ounces each)


1. In a shallow bowl, stir together the soy sauce, brown sugar, ginger, garlic, and lemon juice. Place the tuna in the marinade and refrigerate for 1 hour, turning the tuna over midway.

2. Preheat the broiler. Lift the tuna from the marinade and place on a broiler pan. Spoon half the marinade over the tuna. Broil the tuna 4 to 6 inches from the heat for 3 minutes. Pour the remaining marinade over the tuna and broil until the tuna is medium-rare (cooked through but still slightly pink in the center), about 2 minutes.

3. Cut the tuna steaks in half for a total of 4 serving pieces. Makes 4 servings

Nutrition Facts

per serving
calories 271
total fat 8g
saturated fat 2.1g
cholesterol 63mg
dietary fiber 0g
carbohydrate 9g
protein 39g
sodium 600mg

Good source of: niacin, omega-3 fatty acids, riboflavin, selenium, thiamin, vitamin B12, vitamin B6, vitamin D

Many of the recipes in this book contain off-the-shelf foods to help keep recipe prep effort to a minimum – a benefit for your arthritic hands. However, some foods – like canned beans – can hike up sodium levels. If you are carefully watching your sodium, be sure to read this before preparing this recipe: Sodium Intake and Salt in Recipes

From The Johns Hopkins Cookbook Library: Recipes for Arthritis Health, edited by John A. Flynn, M.D., F.A.C.P., F.A.C.R. and Lora Brown Wilder, Sc.D., M.S., R.D.

Publication Review By: the Editorial Staff at

Published: 31 Oct 2011

Last Modified: 06 Apr 2015