Tuna Marinated in Recaito

This image courtesy of Joseph DeLeo


Cooking Methodgrilling



Total Timeunder 4 hours

OccasionCasual Dinner Party, Family Get-together

Recipe Coursemain course

Dietary Considerationegg-free, gluten-free, halal, kosher, lactose-free, peanut free, soy free

Equipmentblender, grill


Taste and Texturefruity, light, savory


  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • ¼ cup fresh orange juice
  • ¼ cup fresh lemon juice
  • ¼ cup tomato sauce
  • ¼ cup Recaito 
  • 1¼ pounds fresh tuna
  • 1 cup papaya, cut into chunks
  • 1 tablespoon dark-brown sugar
  • ¼ cup fresh lemon juice
  • ¼ cup fresh orange juice
  • 2 scallions, chopped
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • ¼ teaspoon red cayenne pepper
  • ¼ teaspoon half salt, half salt-substitute mixture


  1. In a small bowl, combine olive oil, orange and lemon juices, tomato sauce, and Recaito; mix well.

  2. In a glass dish, cover fish with marinade.

  3. Refrigerate for 2 hours, turning fish at least once.

  4. While fish is marinating, combine papaya, sugar, and lemon and orange juices in blender.

  5. Empty sauce into a jar; add scallions, garlic, red cayenne pepper, and salt; shake well.

  6. Refrigerate.

  7. When fish is seasoned, drain and discard marinade.

  8. Grill fish over hot coals until done outside and pink inside; Do not overcook.

  9. Accompany with prepared chilled sauce.


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