Seared tuna & anchovy runner beans

Seared tuna & anchovy runner beans

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Cooking time

Prep: 5 mins Cook: 10 mins

Skill level

Easy

Servings

Serves 2

The perfect lunch or light dinner, this healthy seared tuna and runner bean dish packs in nutrients and tastes great

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition info

Nutrition per serving

kcalories
449
protein
42g
carbs
6g
fat
29g
saturates
4g
fibre
4g
sugar
5g
salt
2.7g
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Ingredients

  • 3 tbsp snipped chives
  • 12 basil leaves
  • 2 tbsp chopped mint, plus a few small leaves, for serving
  • zest and juice 1 small lemon
  • 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tbsp Dijon mustard
  • 1 tbsp small capers
  • 6 anchovies (smoked or unsmoked), chopped
  • 300g runner beans, sliced diagonally
  • 2 tuna steaks
  • small handful flat-leaf parsley
  • 2 tbsp toasted flaked almonds

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Method

  1. Put the chives, basil and mint in a small food processor with the lemon zest and juice, oil and mustard. Blitz to a purée. Take out 2 tbsp to use as a coating for the fish, then stir the capers and anchovies into the rest.
  2. Cook the runner beans in boiling salted water or steam for 5 mins until tender but still with a little bite.
  3. Brush the tuna with the reserved herby mixture and griddle for 2-3 mins each side until cooked but still a little pink in the centre. Toss half the caper dressing through the warm beans with the parsley and pile onto plates. Top with the tuna, spoon over the remaining dressing and scatter with the almonds and mint leaves.

Recipe from Good Food magazine, August 2014

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catie74's picture

Meant to add only cooked the tuna a minute each side in very hot griddle pan

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This converted my mother to tuna

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This was so so good. A restaurant quality dish for little effort. Definitely a keeper.

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