Tender tuna


Tender tuna
Cooking tuna can be tricky: undercooked it is unappetising, overcooked it dries out rapidly.

Here is a method which guarantees that your tuna will be perfectly cooked and tender.
112K 69 3.8
Grade this recipe:

Last modified on: March 26th 2014

Keywords for this recipe:TunaFilletMoistTenderMarinatedLemon
For 4 people, you will need:
  • 0 fresh tuna 500 g fresh tuna
  • 1 olive oil 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 lemon juice 3 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 3 herbs of your choice 2 tablespoons herbs of your choice
  • 4 salt salt
  • 5 pepper pepper
  • Total weight: 620 grams

Change to the quantities for: 2 people 4 people 8 people 12 people
How long does it take?
Time required for this recipe:
PreparationRestingCookingStart to finish
10 min.30 min.9 min.49 min.
At what time:
  • When will I finish if I start the recipe at ... ?
    When should I start for the recipe to be ready at ... ?
  • Work this out...

Step by step recipe


Stage 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.

Stage 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.

Stage 3 - 30 min.
Tender tuna : Photo of step #3
Put the tuna to marinate and leave for at least 30 minutes.

Stage 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.

Stage 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.

Stage 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.
Remarks
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.
Keeping
Should be eaten immediately after cooking.
Nutritional information
Whole recipe
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
1,548 Kcal or 6,481 Kj135 gr4 gr110 gr
77 %52 %<1 %17 %
Per 100 g
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
250 Kcal or 1,047 Kj22 gr1 gr18 gr
12 %8 %<1 %3 %
Per person
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
387 Kcal or 1,620 Kj34 gr1 gr28 gr
19 %13 %<1 %4 %
% 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).
How much will it cost?
  • For 4 people : 13.15 €
  • Per person : 3.29 €

Change currency:

Note : These prices are only approximate.
Source
Home made.
This recipe uses (among others)
Fresh tunaFresh tuna: You can check-out other recipes which use it, like for example: Leek and fresh tuna tart, Spicy seafood plancha, Quiche Bretonne, Marinated tuna with herbs, Seared tuna with lemon and lime, ... All
Lemon juiceLemon juice: You can check-out other recipes which use it, like for example: Baked potoatoes with herb butter or cream , Exotic fruit tart, Baked sea bass fillet with lemon and tarragon, Penne with Mushrooms, Greek salad, ... All
Olive oilOlive oil: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Crispy potato and mushroom brik rolls, Little vegetable omelettes, Bistro-style red endive salad, Eggs meurette, Vol-au-vent, ... All
Herbs of your choiceHerbs of your choice: You can check-out other recipes which use it, like for example: Warm scallop and cabbage salad, Cucumber and salmon salad, Tabbouleh, Avocado "tarte fine", Rice and purple-sprouting broccoli salad, ... All
Other recipes you may also like
Rice pudding (riz au lait)
Rice pudding (riz au lait)
My personal version of this classic family recipe.
345K5 38 min. December 18th 2018
Macarons (the original French macaroons)
Macarons (the original French macaroons)
This recipe really is "of the moment": the success of these small, highly-coloured cakes, in an infinite variety of flavours, is impressive. It's a recipe which needs some care, in order to produce a result worthy of a professional pastrychef. No problem, I will guide you through the recipe,...
1.5M 714.6 2 hours 38 min. October 3rd 2019
Almond cream or frangipane
Almond cream or frangipane
Light and delicious, it is used in a lot of desserts like tarts, cakes and pies (epiphany galette).
375K 25 23 min. October 29th 2014
Chocolate mousse
Chocolate mousse
Here is a simple quick recipe for chocolate mousse. It is just necessary to be careful at the final stage, when mixing the melted chocolate and the beaten egg-whites.
439K3.7 40 min. February 21th 2011
Rolls of fish in smoked ham
Rolls of fish in smoked ham
Pieces of white fish rolled in thinly sliced smoked ham. These rolls are cooked in a little olive oil and served with French beans. The pairing of smoked ham with fish might seem a little strange, but in fact these flavours marry well.
278K4.9 54 min. February 21th 2011
News list of cooking-ez.com

Sign up to receive the latest recipes (next batch due to be sent on 2021-10-17)

Your first name or nickname
Your e-mail
I am not a leaving thing
Note: We'll never share your e-mail address with anyone else.
Post your comment or question
Posted by:
I am not a leaving thing
Follow this recipe (as 6 people already do)
If you are interested in this recipe, you can "follow" it, by entering your email address here. You will then receive a notification immediately each time the recipe is modified or a new comment is added. Please note that you will need to confirm this following.
I am not a leaving thing
Note: We'll never share your e-mail address with anyone else.
Alternatively: you can subscribe to the mailing list of cooling-ez.com , you will receive a e-mail for each new recipe published on the site.

Back to top of page