Tuna is boneless, low fat, easy to prepare and quick to cook. Four minutes on a griddle pan and a bit of our lovely salsa is all it takes to make this fish extra tasty
- 4 tuna steaks1tbsp olive oil
- Salt and freshly ground black pepper
- For the salsa:
- 2 ripe nectarines or peaches
- 1 small red onion, peeled and finely diced
- 1 green chilli, deseeded and finely chopped
- 2tbsp chopped fresh mint
- 2tbsp chopped fresh basil
- Zest and juice of 1 lime
- 1tsp olive oil
- New potatoes and salad, to serve
To make the salsa: Skin the peaches or nectarines, then stone and chop them. Put in a bowl and carefully mix in the onion, chilli and herbs, lime zest and juice, and the oil. Set salsa mixture aside.
Heat a griddle pan or frying pan over a high heat. Brush the steaks with
oil and season. Put them on the grill (two at a time) and cook for 2 mins each side (on a barbecue, 30 secs might do it for rare steaks). Leave them for 5-10 mins to stand. Serve with the salsa, salad, lime wedges and new potatoes. (Not suitable for freezing).
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Many species of tuna are under threat, but yellowfin tuna is considered sustainable at current fishing levels. The prime cut is loin steak, at 4cm (1½in) thick.