Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Pan-Seared Tuna

The true beauty about this meal is that it only takes 10 minutes to make. If you enjoy fish, this is a very easy recipe and tuna steaks are a nice alternative to chicken or beef. They can be prepared very rare, are easily flavored and they can be grilled or pan seared. The bonus: they are good for you!

Serves 2
start to finish: 10 min
  • 20 green olives, cut in half lengthwise
  • 2 garden tomatoes, chopped (about 1½ cups)
  • 5 sprigs parsley, roughly chopped
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • 2 6oz tuna steaks
  • salt and pepper to taste

In a bowl mix together the olives, tomatoes, parsley, 2 tbsp olive oil and lemon juice.

Season the tuna with salt and pepper. Heat the remaining olive oil in a frying pan, on high. Add the tuna steaks and sear for 1 minute, on one side. Turn the steaks over, reduce heat to medium and cook for about 3 minutes.

Plate tuna and top with olive and tomato mixture. Serve with a salad and gluten-free bread.


  1. That looks pretty tasty. Is that a lunch portion or will it fill me for dinner. Keep in mind I don't eat desert.

  2. It's a dinner portion but you would need to sans the tomatoes and swap in a little onion and cucumber. I know the tomato is not your fav. ;)