Seared Encrusted Tuna Steak Salad

Seared Encrusted Tuna Steak Salad

  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Total Time: 15 mins
  • Servings: 4
  • About This Recipe

    “This recipe is featured in the book “The Naked Chef”.”


  • 1smalldried red chili
  • 1tablespooncoriander seed
  • 1/2 clovegarlic
  • 1cupbasil, finely chopped
  • 1cupcilantro, finely chopped
  • lemon, juice of
  • salt
  • freshly ground black pepper
  • 4tuna steaks( 8-10 oz each)
  • salad greens
  • olive
  • sun-dried tomato
  • basil
  • Directions

  • Smash up the chili and the coriander in a martar and pestle.
  • Add the garlic, basil, cilantro, and lemon juice to taste.
  • Mix together, and season.
  • Lay out tuna steaks on a tray, season both sides and rub the herb mixture on to each side.
  • Heat pan and rub it with a little olive oil.
  • Put on the tuna.
  • Sear the tuna so that it toasts, fries, and browns (about 45-60 seconds on each side).
  • Rip steaks in half and serve on salad greens with sun-dried tomatoes, olives, and basil.
  • Reviews

  • “I like the recipes from Jamie Oliver and this one is no exception. The herb-spices rub used here gives the tuna an extraordinary taste, spicy throught the chili and fresh through the coriander. Cilantro and basil do the rest and a wonderful fish dish is made. Don’t overcook the tuna. I think this is the most important part here. And combine with salad, olives and sun-dried tomatoes. I added some capers. Great”