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Seared tuna with lemon and lime

Seared tuna with lemon and lime

This is a very simple way to prepare and cook tuna - a fish that tends to dry out very quickly if you are not careful about how you cook it.

In this recipe the tuna medallions are marinated in a mixture of olive oil, lemon and lime, before being seared briefly on both sides.

Serve with rice cooked beforehand, then just heated through in the left-over marinade.

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Last modified on: July 23th 2017

For 4 people, you will need:

How long does it take?

PreparationRestingCookingStart to finish
7 min.2 hours11 min.2 hours 18 min.
Preservation: A few days in the fridge, covered with plastic film.
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Step by step recipe

Stage 1
5 min.
Seared tuna with lemon and lime : Photo of step #1 Trim 600 g fresh tuna and cut into medallions, if not already prepared.

Rinse and dry the fish.
Stage 2
2 hours
Seared tuna with lemon and lime : Photo of step #2 Prepare the marinade by pouring 5 tablespoons olive oil into a dish with the juice of 1 lime and 1 lemon. Add the lemon and lime zest, then salt and pepper lightly.

Put the tuna medallions into the marinade and spoon some over them, then cover with plastic film and refrigerate for at least 2 hours or overnight.
Stage 3
2 min.
Seared tuna with lemon and lime : Photo of step #3 Put a large non-stick frying pan on high heat. When really hot, add the tuna medallions, then salt and pepper.
Stage 4
4 min.
Seared tuna with lemon and lime : Photo of step #4 Sear on both sides just until nicely browned. Don't overdo it, ot the tuna will start to dry out. It is fine for the flesh to stay slightly pink.
Stage 5
2 min.
Seared tuna with lemon and lime : Photo of step #5 Transfer the cooked medallions onto a hot plate. Use a brush to coat them with a little of the marinade, then cover the plate with aluminium foil and keep hot.
Stage 6
5 min.
Seared tuna with lemon and lime : Photo of step #6 Pour what is left of the marinade into the same pan, add 400 g cooked rice and reheat while stirring.
Stage 7
Seared tuna with lemon and lime : Photo of step #7 Serve immediately on hot plates.

Remarks

You can use this recipe for other types of fish, particularly those that tend to dry out during cooking, such as swordfish.

Nutritional information

Whole recipe
CaloriesProteins CarbohydratesFats
5853188 gr238 gr461 gr
293 %72 %22 %70 %
Per 100 g
CaloriesProteins CarbohydratesFats
44514 gr18 gr35 gr
22 %6 %2 %5 %
Per person
CaloriesProteins CarbohydratesFats
147 gr59 gr115 gr
73 %18 %6 %17 %
% are calculated relative to a Recommended Dietary Intake or RDI of 2000 k-calories by day for a woman (change to a man).

How much will it cost?

For 4 people : 11.60 €
Per person : 2.90 €

Note : These prices are only approximate.

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Source: Home made.
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