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An air fried tuna steak garnished with sesame seeds and chopped chives.

Air Fryer Tuna Steaks

Marinated in an Asian inspired soy sauce, ginger and garlic mix, these tuna steaks come out perfectly in the air fryer. Simple to make with a few ingredients and so quick to cook, they make for one delicious and easy meal.
Course Main Course
Cuisine Asian
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Marinating time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 2 tuna steaks
Calories 313kcal



  • 2 garlic cloves (minced)
  • 1 inch ginger (grated or finely chopped)
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon oil (vegetable, canola or olive oil)
  • ¼ cup soy sauce
  • 2 tuna steaks


  • Mix together all of the ingredients, except the tuna steaks, in a ziplock bag or in a bowl.
  • Add the tuna steaks to the marinade and coat all over. Let sit for 10 to 15 minutes at room temperature.
  • Preheat your air fryer to 360F.
  • Place the tuna steaks in the air fryer for 5 minutes, flipping at 3 minutes.
  • After 5 minutes, your tuna steaks will be medium rare, if you prefer your tuna more well done, cook for 8 to 10 minutes.


  • Because the tuna only requires a short amount of time in the marinade, you can marinate them at room temperature.
  • Air fryer models can run slightly differently so the timings are a guideline. At 5 minutes the tuna steaks were a medium-rare. Increase the time to up to 10 minutes if you prefer them well done.
  • Preheat your air fryer before adding the steaks. If your air fryer doesn't have a preheat function, let it run at 360F for 5 minutes.
  • Flip the tuna halfway through cooking, so that they cook evenly.


Calories: 313kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 41g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 5g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 65mg | Sodium: 717mg | Potassium: 488mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 3711IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 27mg | Iron: 2mg