Tuna with peppery tomatoes & potatoes

Tuna with peppery tomatoes & potatoes

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Cooking time

Prep: 10 mins Cook: 25 mins

Skill level

Easy

Servings

Serves 4

Sweet peppers make a great addition to grilled meats and fish. A great al fresco meal with fresh flavours

Nutrition and extra info

Additional info

  • Omega-3, 2 of 5-a-day, veg can be frozen
  • Easily halved
Nutrition info

Nutrition per serving

kcalories
371
protein
40g
carbs
31g
fat
11g
saturates
2g
fibre
4g
sugar
11g
salt
0.48g

Ingredients

  • 4 tuna steaks
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 3 garlic cloves, crushed
  • few thyme sprigs
  • 500g bag new potatoes, sliced about 1cm thick
  • 2 red peppers, cut into large chunks
  • 1 red onion, cut into eighths
  • 1 green chilli, deseeded and chopped
  • 400g can cherry tomatoes

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Method

  1. Heat oven to 220C/fan 200C/gas 7 and put in a roasting tin to heat up. Put the tuna in a shallow dish with half the oil, two-thirds of the garlic and leaves from 1 sprig of thyme. Leave to marinate while you cook the veg.
  2. Put the potatoes, peppers, onion and chilli into the roasting tin with the remaining oil, toss to coat, then roast for 20 mins. The potatoes should be tender or very nearly there. If not, give them another 5 mins (the cooking time can depend on the variety of potato). Add the remaining garlic and thyme to the pan, let them sizzle, stir in the tomatoes, then cook for 5 mins more until the sauce has reduced a little. Season to taste.
  3. With a few mins to go, heat a griddle or frying pan, wipe most of the garlic marinade off the fish with kitchen paper, season, then sear for 1 min each side for medium or longer if you prefer. Serve on top of the veg.

Recipe from Good Food magazine, May 2008

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Auntie Ellen's picture

We really liked this, tuna was a little bland though. Froze the left over veggies and had them with cajun salmon - even yummier! Will def make again. Dead easy too. Will add more spuds next time.

hlnharrison's picture
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I used fresh skinned tomatoes and the result was excellent

katie89's picture
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Just made this. took advice and i par boiled the potatoes first. thought it was an easy dish but only ok. thought it was a bit bland and missing something. I'm not sure what though...

havanagdi's picture
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Very delicious.. veggies were yummy

hamishmum's picture
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Love this recipe - so simple but delicious

numberonegoat's picture
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This recipe was soooooooooo goooooooooooood - it was a good dinner that was really light. I cooked the tuna for less than a minute each side for the thinner steaks because they have to remain pink in the middle to be at their most delicious! I didn't have any problems with the potatoes taking longer than anything - I followed the recipe exactly and everything turned out perfect! I think I added more thyme than the recipe said but that's about all i changed!

eleanormayo's picture
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This was delicious......I used a combination of cherry tomatoes and a small tin of chopped tomatoes, added five mins from the end with the garlic, chilli & extra thyme. Would definitely do again.

gordonfionaturnbull's picture
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This is a fantastic supper dish. Easy to make and delicious. parboiling is definitely the eay to go. Sainsbury's also sell cherry toms in tins. have made this loads of times already.

nuffinbuttrouble's picture
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Asda sell tinned cherry toms too. I agree that method has several timing issues,potatoes definately need par boiling before roasting even when cut 1 cm or less. Finished dish was fab though

ourshell's picture
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Really enjoyed this, particularly the marinated tuna. Parboiled the potatoes as recommended but the veg still took twice as long as suggested to roast till nice and soft. Would definitely make again. To the person who couldn't find them - they sell tinned cherry tomatoes in Waitrose.

loustar14's picture
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This recipe was really lovely... although I did have to par boil the potatoes. I didn't add the chilli but instead used 1-2 tbsp balsamic vinegar to add more flavour to the sauce.
I would definately make this again.

cazswan's picture

Delicious. Really fresh tasting. I found the potatoes were cooked in the prescribed time - perhaps others overlooked the instruction to slice the potatoes into 1cm thick slices?

brattanc's picture
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A very nice dish. I didn't have tinned cherry tomatoes so I used a combination of tinned chopped tomatoes and cherry tomatoes. Also used chilli flakes rather than fresh chilli. Enjoyed by all the family.

noodlenest's picture

Hm. I'm interested in trying this recipe but having read the comments I'm a bit wary - am I the only one whose never come across a tin of cherry tomatoes? I keep looking around when I'm outand about and can't seem to see them

marola's picture
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I forgot to buy a chilli, so instead I used a good slug of piri-piri sauce and it turned out great.

looby_loo99's picture

This was the first recipe I've tried from the good food website and it was delicious. I took heed of all the comments and made the necessary adjustments so thanks everyone!

tweedletwo's picture
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really should have read the comments before trying to make this one - used the timings suggested and we were left waiting for the potatoes to cook for so long that we had eaten the rest of it before they were ready. Tasted really yummy still.

dylanski's picture
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My first taste of fresh tuna, and it was good - although I slightly overcooked it! I also put the potatoes in about 15 minutes before the peppers, and the whole pepper/tomato/potato combination was really lovely.

Frantic Flapjack's picture
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This was lovely and could be served for a dinner party. I took heed from the comments above and boiled the potatoes for 5 minutes before putting into the roasting tin and used a normal tin of tomatoes and it all cooked in 20 minutes. I thought the tuna needed longer than the recipe indicated but that's just personal taste.

tarikjohnston's picture

I used roasted peppers instead and just regular tinned tomatoes. Absolutely delicious...

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