• Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cooking Time: 20 mins
  • Serves: 4

Mediterranean Tuna Steaks

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 Ingredients List

  • 6 tbsp good-quality olive oil
  • 1 large yellow onion chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic 2 minced and 1 crushed
  • 1 cup Roma tomatoes I love San Marzano, drained and chopped
  • 8 fresh basil leaves roughly chopped
  • 2 tbsp fresh flat-leaf parsley chopped, plus more for garnish
  • 4 tuna steaks each about 1/2 lb
  • Kosher or Sea salt and freshly ground pepper
  • 1 cup pitted black olives left whole, or, sliced/chopped
  • 4 tsp capers rinsed


In a large skillet over medium heat, warm 3 tablespoons of the olive oil.
Add the onion and saute until it begins to soften, about 3 minutes.
Add the minced garlic and saute until golden, about 2 minutes longer.
Stir in the tomatoes, basil and 2 tablespoons of the parsley and cook, uncovered, stirring occasionally, until slightly thickened, about 15 minutes.
Remove from heat and set aside.
Lightly season the tuna steaks on both sides with salt and pepper.
In another skillet, large enough to hold the fish in a single layer, warm the remaining 3 tablespoons olive oil over medium heat.
Add the crushed garlic and cook, stirring often, until golden, about 2 minutes. Remove and discard the garlic.
Add the tuna steaks to the skillet, raise the heat to medium-high, and cook, turning once, until lightly browned on both sides, about 2 - 3 minutes per side.
Pour the reserved sauce directly over the fish, reduce the heat to low, and add the olives and capers, and cook for another 5 minutes (sauce will thicken a little more).
Transfer tuna steaks and sauce to plates and garnish with parsley.

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