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.
12,2534.5/5 for 40 ratings
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Last modified on: July 23th 2017

For 4 people, you will need:

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Time required for this recipe:
PreparationRestingCookingStart to finish
7 min.2 hours11 min.2 hours 18 min.
Keeping: A few days in the fridge, covered with plastic film.
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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
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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Pour what is left of the marinade into the same pan, add 400 g cooked rice and reheat while stirring.

Stage 7
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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
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
2,633 Kcal or 11,024 Kj168 gr50 gr197 gr
132 %65 %5 %30 %
Per 100 g
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
200 Kcal or 837 Kj13 gr4 gr15 gr
10 %5 %<1 %2 %
Per person
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
658 Kcal or 2,755 Kj42 gr12 gr49 gr
33 %16 %1 %7 %
% are calculated relative to a Recommended Dietary Intake or RDI of 2000 k-calories or 8400 k-joules by day for a woman (change to a man).

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Home made.

More recipes?

This recipe uses (among others)
Fresh tunaFresh tuna: You can check-out other recipes which use it, like for example: Spicy seafood plancha, Marinated tuna with herbs, Quiche Bretonne, Leek and fresh tuna tart, Tender tuna, ... All
Cooked riceCooked rice: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Tomatoes Provençal, Gratin of chicken with rice and sautéed mushrooms, Rice and peas, Grilled fillet of salmon with corn salad cream, Comtoise stuffed tomatoes, ... All
Olive oilOlive oil: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Sautéd mushrooms with spring onions and cured ham, Breton Pie, Potatoes with bacon and herbs, Blanquette of veal, Spinach and Comté Loaf, ... All
LimeLime: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Flambéd bananas , Four-tier glasses, Rum babas, Mixed salad with curry mayo, Strawberry Charlotte, ... All

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