Tuna steaks with chilli and lime butter Recipe

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  • Healthy




20 min

Red chilli paste gives this quick and easy recipe a real kick, while lime and coriander enhances the flavour of the tuna


  • 4 fresh tuna steaks
  • 10ml (2tsp) sunflower oil
  • 100g (4oz) butter, softened
  • 5-10ml (1-2tsp) red chilli paste
  • 15ml (1tbsp) lime juice
  • 30ml (2tbsp) fresh chopped coriander
  • 350g (12oz) prepared green veg such as courgettes, broccoli and mangetout
  • Lime wedges, to serve


  • Heat a cast-iron griddle pan or skillet. Brush the steaks with the oil and season with freshly ground black pepper. Cook for 2-4 mins on each side until the steaks are seared and cooked to your liking.

  • Meanwhile, beat together the butter, chilli paste, lime juice and coriander.

  • Lightly boil or steam the green vegetables for 4-5 mins until just tender.

  • Serve the tuna steaks with the cooked vegetables and top each steak with a quarter of the chilli and lime butter. Serve immediately with lime wedges.

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If you're concerned about tuna becoming an endangered species, you can use salmon obtained from sustainable sources instead.

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