Tuna steaks with tomato butter Recipe

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1 hr


5 min

These quick-to-prepare tuna steaks are given an extra kick by sun-dried tomato butter. Delicious!


  • 4 x 150g (5oz) tuna steaksĀ½ 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


  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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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