Tuna steaks with tomato butter recipe

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serves: 4
Prep: 1 hr
Cooking: 5 min
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  • These quick-to-prepare tuna steaks are given an extra kick by sun-dried tomato butter. Delicious!


    • 4 x 150g (5oz) tuna steaks½ tbsp olive oil
    • 2tbsp balsamic vinegar
    • For the tomato butter:
    • 50g (2oz) unsalted butter, softened
    • 50g (2oz) sun-dried tomatoes, drained and chopped
    • 2tbsps chopped fresh oregano
    • Zest of 1 lemon, plus 1tbsp juice


    • Put the tuna steaks in a large, non-metallic bowl, season and drizzle with olive oil and vinegar. Place in the fridge to marinate for 1 hour.

    • Combine the tomato butter ingredients and season. Spoon on to a large square of greaseproof paper and wrap into a sausage shape. Twist the ends to seal and chill to firm up.

    • Fry the tuna steaks for 5 mins, turning once. Top with a slice of tomato butter and cook for a minute until the butter melts a little.

    Top tip for making Tuna steaks with tomato butter

    These tuna steaks can be cooked on the barbecue if you prefer.

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