Tuna steaks with tomato butter

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Tuna Steaks with Tomato Butter
Tuna Steaks with Tomato Butter
  • Serves: 4

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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

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


  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.

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