Searing is a modus operandi used in baking, grilling, braising, roasting and sautéing, etc. In this cooking technique, the surface of the cooking food is prepared at high heat until it gets a caramelized crust forms. Seared Tuna with Italian Salsa is an amazing dish that will loved by all your guests and family members.
Ingredients: Seared Tuna with Italian Salsa
Tuna fish steaks 4×175 g
Salt as required
Black pepper as desired
Pernod 3 tbsp
Olive oil 2 tbsp
Lemon zest & juice 1
Fennel seeds, lightly roasted 2 tbsp
Fresh thyme leaves 2 tsp
Sun dried tomatoes, chopped 4
Dried chili flakes 1 tsp
Assorted salad leaves to serve
For the Italian Salsa
White onion, peeled and finely chopped 1
Tomatoes, deseeded and sliced 2
Basil leaves freshly shredded 2 tbsp
Red Chili, deseeded and finely sliced 1
Extra virgin olive oil 3 tbsp
Balsamic vinegar 2 tsp
Caster sugar 1 tsp
Preparation Method: Seared Tuna with Italian Salsa
Wipe the fish and season lightly with salt and pepper then place it in a shallow dish. Mix with pernod, lemon zest and juice, olive oil, thyme, sun dried tomatoes, funnel seeds and chili flakes and pour over the fish. Cover lightly and leave to marinate in a cool place for 1-2 hours, occasionally spooning the marinade over the fish.
Meanwhile, mix all the ingredients for the Italian salsa together in a bowl. Now season with salt and pepper, then cover and leave it for about 30 minutes to allow all the flavors to develop.
Lightly oil a griddle pan and heat until hot. When the pan is very hot, drain the fish, reserving the marinade. Cook the fish for 3-4 minutes on each side, taking care not to overcook them (the tuna steaks should be a little pink inside). Pour any remaining marinade into a small saucepan; bring to the boil for 1 minute. Serve the tuna steaks hot with the marinade, chilled Italian salsa and assorted salad leaves.
Enjoy with Seared Tuna with Italian Salsa.