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I have 2 tuna steaks for tonight but can't think of what to serve with them OR how to cook them?
Can you help please???
I'd like some carbs (potato/rice/pasta), some greens + the fish...
There's a Jamie recipe where you rub them with lemon juice and olive oil and then do them for seconds on a griddle. You need to be really careful not to overdue them or they go dry.
We usually have this as a kind of nicoise salad though, so only a few new pots for carbs.
I haven't got a recipe, but tuna goes well with a tomato and olive sauce, which could either be served with pasta, cous cous or potatoes. I would probably just bung a handful lof rocket on the side cos I'm lazy :oops:
I got this recipe from the summer good food festival programme. It might not be practical to make today but it might be nice for another time you have tuna steaks :smile:
Chermoula-spiced tuna by Gino D'Acampo
For the chermoula paste
20g of fresh coriander Leaves
3 garlic cloves
1/2 tsp each paprika, ground cumin and chilli powder.
1 tbsp lemon juice
150 ml extra virgin olive oil
1. Put all the ingredients for paste except the olive oil in a blender and blitz to a puree. With the motor running, gradually trickle in enough of the olive oil to make a sooth emulsion. Set aside.
2. About 20 mins before cooking, place the tuna steaks in a none metallic dish and coat with two thirds of the chermoula paste. Cover with cling film and leave to marinate in the fridge.
3. Heat a griddle pan until smoking hot. Season the tuna steaks and place on the heated gridle pan. Cook the tuna for 2-4 minutes, depending on thickness for medium rare, turning once.
4. Transfer the tuna to plates and drizzle over the remaining Chermoula paste to finish. Serve with new potatoes, tossed with butter, harrisa spice mix and chopped coriander leaves.
Marinate the steaks in chilli, ginger, lime, a little bit of soy and garlic. Fry to your liking and then deglaze the pan with the rest of the marinade. Serve with noodles tossed in sesame oil and stirfried pak choi !
Thanks so much for your suggestions, I did the Angel version, only with rice instead as had no noodles.
Wasn't as good as the tuna steaks I've had served to me, but then it was my first time cooking tuna.
Cheers girls :grin:
Glad you liked it ! I found the first couple of times I cooked tuna I totally overcooked it and it just tasted like the tinned stuff :yuck:
Having written that from memory I've now found the original recipe I scribbled down and you can use sesame oil in the marinade too and add some chopped basil after you've "deglazed" the pan before pouring over the fish - IYSWIM !
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