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Marinated Tuna Steak/Pasta Salad

Ingredients

  • ¼ cup orange juice 
  • ¼ cup soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • ½ teaspoon chopped fresh oregano
  • ½ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 4 (4 ounce) tuna steaks

Directions

Instructions Checklist

  • Step 1In a large non-reactive dish, mix together the orange juice, soy sauce, olive oil, lemon juice, parsley, garlic, oregano, and pepper. Place the tuna steaks in the marinade and turn to coat. Cover, and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes.
  • Step 2Preheat grill for high heat.
  • Step 3Lightly oil grill grate. Cook the tuna steaks for 5 to 6 minutes, then turn and baste with the marinade. Cook for an additional 5 minutes, or to desired doneness. Discard any remaining marinade.

PASTA SALAD

1 pound dried pasta like fusilli, penne, rotini or farfalle (bow tie)

1 cup sliced bell pepper (1 medium)

1 cup thinly sliced zucchini (1/2 medium)

1 cup halved cherry tomatoes

1/3 cup thinly sliced scallions (5 to 6)

1/4 cup sliced pepperoncini or banana peppers, optional

1 cup (4 ounces) halved mixed olives

1 cup (2 ounces) grated parmesan cheese or hard cheese

1 cup (6 ounces) fresh mozzarella balls, chopped

1/3 cup fresh parsley or basil, optional

HOMEMADE DRESSING

1/3 cup red wine vinegar, white wine vinegar or champagne vinegar

1/2 teaspoon fine sea salt, plus more to taste

1/2 teaspoon fresh ground black pepper

1/2 teaspoon dried oregano

2 to 3 tablespoons juice from pepperoncini jar, optional

1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil

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