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Sicilian Tuna Steaks with Salsa Verde


  • olive oil

  • 5 tbsp chopped fresh parsley

  • 2 large garlic cloves, crushed

  • sea salt & freshly ground pepper

  • 1 lemon

  • 4 x 180 gm tuna steaks

  • 3 tbsp capers, rinsed

  • 3 anchovy fillets


  • 1.

    In a large bowl, whisk ΒΌ cup oil, 1 heaped tbsp parsley, 1 garlic clove and seasonings. Add tuna steaks, gently toss and marinate for about 30 mins.

  • 2.

    To make the salsa verde, pound grated rind of 1 lemon and 2 tbsp lemon juice, remaining parsley and garlic, capers, anchovies, a little ground pepper and about 100 ml oil using a mortar and pestle (or a food processor). Taste for seasoning.

  • 3.

    When ready, heat a pan and sear tuna to desired degree (not over medium), adding a little of the marinade as you do so.

  • 4.

    Place tuna steaks on individual plates, top with a dollop of the salsa verde and serve with a simple green salad on the side.


NB. Tuna could be grilled, if you prefer.

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