Grilled Tuna Belly Recipe

Serves/Makes: 6 servings


  • 2 pounds fresh tuna belly, cut into serving-size portions
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • 2 cloves garlic, peeled and minced
  • 1/2 cup sweet chili sauce
  • 2 tablespoons oyster sauce
  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
How to cook Grilled Tuna Belly:
  • Wash tuna belly under cold running water and pat dry.
  • In a bowl, combine lemon juice, garlic, chili sauce, oyster sauce, sesame oil and pepper. Stir until well-blended.
  • Add tuna and marinate in the refrigerator overnight, turning fish occasionally in the marinade.
  • Drain tuna, reserving the liquid.
  • In a sauce pot, bring marinade to a boil for about 4 - 5 minutes.
  • On lightly-greased grates over hot coals, arrange tuna in a single layer.
  • Grill, basting regularly with marinade, for about 3 - 5 minutes on each side or until fish flakes easily with a fork and slightly caramelized.
  • Remove from heat and serve the Grilled Tuna Belly hot.
Grilled Tuna Belly recipe
Grilled Tuna Belly recipe


Prep time: 12 hours
Cook time: 10 mins
Total time: 12 hours 10 mins

The Grilled Tuna Belly is a very affordable dish. Delicious, simple, and easy recipe.


This Grilled Tuna Belly is another delicious dish. In this recipe, thick strips of tuna belly are marinated overnight in a sweet and spicy mixture of oyster sauce, garlic, lemon juice, chili sauce and sesame oil and then grilled to perfection over hot coals.

This recipe for Grilled Tuna Belly serves/makes: 6 servings

The Grilled Tuna Belly recipe is adopted from The Philippine Cook Book.

Main Ingredient: Tuna (more Tuna recipes)
Preparation Method: Broiled/Grilled (more Broiled/Grilled recipes)
Cuisine: Filipino (more Filipino recipes)

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