Tuna steaks with cucumber relish

Tuna steaks with cucumber relish

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Cooking time

Prep: 15 mins Cook: 3 mins - 4 mins

Skill level

Easy

Servings

Serves 4

Good source of heart-healthy omega-3 fatty acids

Nutrition and extra info

Additional info

  • Healthy
Nutrition info

Nutrition per serving

kcalories
271
protein
34g
carbs
2g
fat
14g
saturates
3g
fibre
1g
sugar
0g
salt
0.18g

Ingredients

  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 4 tuna steaks, about 140g/5oz each

For the relish

  • ½ cucumber
  • 2 spring onions, finely chopped
  • 1 medium tomato, finely chopped
  • ½ large red chilli, seeded and finely chopped
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 tbsp chopped parsley
  • 1 tbsp lime or lemon juice

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Method

  1. Put the oil into a food bag and add the tuna steaks. Rub well together and leave for 30 mins while you make the relish. Peel the cucumber, halve lengthways and scoop out the seeds. Chop the flesh into a small dice. Mix with the rest of the ingredients, seasoning to taste. Set aside.
  2. To griddle: heat the pan to hot, then cook the steaks, turning after 2 mins, and cooking for another 2 mins each side depending on the thickness of the steaks. Meaty fish is best served slightly ‘pink’. Remove the steaks from the heat allow to stand for 3-5 mins, then spoon over the relish and serve.

Recipe from Good Food magazine, July 2005

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Glitterbug789's picture

I added chopped garlic, red chilli and some lemon juice to the bag with the tuna steaks and they were delicious!!

erinvermaak's picture

Lovely, fresh and summery. The website was down when I wanted to make this last night, so had to be a bit creative with ingredients as I couldn't remember much apart from tuna and cucumber! Apart from cucumber and spring onions, I used a red pepper, chilli, fish sauce, rice wine vinegar, a bit of lime juice and a pinch of sugar in the relish, so the dish had a bit of an asian twist to it. Served on rice vermicelli and finished with a drizzle of sesame oil. My husband, who usually isn't keen on this sort of thing, really enjoyed it. I'm going to print out the recipe now so next time I can make the original version even if the site is down :)

samantha1968's picture

Very tasty and will certainly do this recipe again .... enjoy

QueenJane2009's picture
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so easy and yummy. My husband loved it. Will make again

baxter's picture
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I made this relish and served it with chicken. YUMMY

annaberty's picture
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Lovely, fresh and healthy. Also had with jacket potato and salad. Delicious!

robynlouise1710's picture
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I love this recipe! We have never tried tuna steak before & did not know what to expect. I made the salsa with chopped cherry tomatoes, cucumber, red peppers, sweet chilli, lemon juice, mint & abit of parsley. We had it with a small jacket potato & greek salad! It took me less than 15 mins to prepare & cook it :) Id recommend it! x

louisemathema's picture
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Really enjoyed this. Added a bit more chilli and also some basil to the relish. Cooked the tuna with some garlic in the pan and served with jacket potatoes and lamb's lettuce - delicious! will be making this again for sure.

animatedyears's picture

Cooked this last night and it was a hit. My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed the cucumber relish but have overdone it with the chilli. I put two instead of 1 1/2. Will stick to the recipe next time.

orangepepsicola's picture
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I cook tuna steaks often so it was the salsa I was interested in. Both my husband & I thought it lacked something, maybe some fresh mint & coriander and a little more chilli would do the trick. Will play around with it next time. We still enjoyed it though.

indochef's picture
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had steamed thai rice with this and it was supperb for a very quick healthy and very tasty meal...

callingpiper's picture
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fairly bland and tasteless

b-heelis's picture
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Great! So quick and easy to do. Used oregano and garlic instead of chilli & parsley and tasted great. Will definitely do it again.

hannasus's picture
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Nice and summery and quick!

WhisperingPea's picture
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very light and very nice - feels like it's doing you good while enjoying it!

rebeccasophia5's picture
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fresh, light, super tasty and very healthy! mashed up some jersey potatoes with it - will def make again soon!

kirstyl's picture
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Tasted great. Was very light. Served with Jacket potato and salad.

meganthemaniac's picture
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oh my good gracious its lovely we made this recipe for someones birthday and it was lovely!!!!

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