I’ve recently fallen completely in love with seared tuna. Not just because it’s healthy, but because the flavor of this fish is really quite nice, even when purchased frozen. (The safest bet when you live nearly 400 miles from the nearest ocean.) cooking time is minimal, the family loves it, and it’s versatile without being terribly expensive. What’s not to love about it?
This is a second try of a recipe that I originally made with pouched tuna, but the texture of that particular dish was off, even if the flavor was good. I wanted to try a riff on the concept with fresh tuna instead, and I’m incredibly glad that I did, it was worth the second try without a doubt, as this version had far more flavor and a more pleasing texture by far.
If you’re looking for a lovely little introduction to spring, you can’t go wrong with this one.
Seared Ahi Tuna with Mediterranean Style Pasta in Caper Sauce Recipe
Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 288Total Fat: 11gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 9gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 115mgCarbohydrates: 43gFiber: 4gSugar: 9gProtein: 6g
What I would have done differently had I thought of it at the time:
I think less in the way of herbs would help here. perhaps changing out the Italian seasoning for some fresh thyme would do a better job. Also, I think the tuna could benefit from a bit of lemon zest seared right into the flesh to add a bit of zing. Otherwise, this was absolutely fabulous!
Links to other recipes like this:
- Italian Tuna and Pasta, from La Mia Cucina
- Mediterranean Tuna Salad, from Chocolate and Zucchini
I need more fish in my diet :( Your picture looks amazing!
We do too, that’s why there are a ton of fish recipes lately. And thanks! The new dSLR is taking some getting used to, but I’m starting to get the hang of it and the pics are soooo much better.
that looks amazing Jerry… and your picture is awesome! well done :)
I’m still getting used to the new camera, but all-in-all it seems to be coming out better. That is most likely still due to the engineers at Sony, rather than my skill level
This is my favorite way to eat tuna, too. In fact, I’ll eat it raw if it’s excellent quality. The capers got my attention in this because I made something sort of like it last summer. Sooooo tasty. This is making me wish it was on my dinner menu for the evening.
AHI Tuna is almost always frozen before it is shipped. It is flash frozen which gives it the pink color.
Never Frozen Ahi is a rare find even on the pacific coast. Its color is purple.
Hi: Just tried the recipe last night and decided to make a few changes today. Both were good but I found the original one was a little to bitter/lemony for me…So I added some white Chardonnay, a few small cut up tomatoes and whole green peppercorns along with the garlic, lemon juice, capers…I also used rice pasta as I am wheat intolerant…Worked fine. Perfect with a side of arugula salad with balsamic vinegar and olive oil…Yumm Yumm!!!
I noticed the capers aren’t listed in the ingredients nor is the amount to be used.
Did you ever find out how many capers?