Tender tuna

Step by step recipe:

  1. 5 min.Tender tuna : Photo of step #1
    Trim, rinse and dry the tuna, then cut into thick portions.

    Salt and pepper on both sides.
  2. 5 min.Tender tuna : Photo of step #2
    Prepare the marinade by mixing 3 tablespoons olive oil, 3 tablespoons lemon juice, 2 tablespoons herbs of your choice, salt and pepper.
  3. 30 min.Tender tuna : Photo of step #3
    Put the tuna to marinate and leave for at least 30 minutes.
  4. 2 min.Tender tuna : Photo of step #4
    Heat a frying pan on medium heat without adding any fat. When hot, add the tuna. Cook for 2 minutes on the first side, then turn.
  5. 7 min.Tender tuna : Photo of step #5
    For perfectly cooked fish, stick an electronic thermometer into the centre of the tuna and watch the temperature. The fish will be perfectly cooked when it reaches 158°F (70°C).

    Turn off the heat immediately and leave the fish in the pan for a further 3 minutes to cook gently for a little longer.
  6. Tender tuna : Photo of step #6
    Serve immediately with whatever accompaniment you choose. Here it is served with a red cabbage and walnut salad.


It is not easy (maybe impossible even?) to give a precise cooking time for tuna, as this will depend on your hob and the thickness of the fish. This is why a thermometer is particularly useful in this recipe.


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