Seared Tuna Salad with Piment d'Espelette


Slideshow: More Amazing Seafood Recipes


  • Servings: 4

Related Video

More Videos
How to Make Crab Cakes


  • 1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 red bell peppers, very thinly sliced
  • 1 medium onion, very thinly sliced
  • 5 garlic cloves, sliced paper thin
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons thyme leaves
  • 1/2 cup water
  • Kosher salt
  • Piment d'Espelette
  • Four 6-ounce tuna steaks, 1 inch thick
  • 1 small head frisée, torn into bite-size pieces
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped flat-leaf parsley
  • 1 tablespoon sherry vinegar

How to make this recipe

  1. Heat 1/2 cup of the olive oil in a large skillet. Add the peppers, onion, garlic and thyme and cook over moderate heat until crisp-tender, about 5 minutes. Add the water and cook over moderately low heat until the vegetables are very soft and the liquid has evaporated, about 25 minutes. Season with salt and 1/2 teaspoon of piment d'Espelette, then transfer to a bowl to cool.

  2. Rub the tuna with the remaining 2 tablespoons of olive oil and season generously with salt and 1/2 teaspoon of piment d'Espelette. Heat a large, heavy skillet. Add the tuna and cook over high heat, turning once, until browned outside and medium rare within, about 4 minutes. Transfer the tuna to a cutting board and slice 1/2 inch thick.

  3. Add the frisée, parsley and vinegar to the peppers, season with salt and piment d'Espelette and toss. Mound the salad on plates and top with the tuna. Sprinkle with salt and piment d'Espelette and serve.

Contributed By Published April 2001

463084 recipes/seared-tuna-salad-piment-despelette 2013-12-06T23:47:58+00:00 Gerald Hirigoyen mothers-day|new-years-eve|french|salads|4|fast|weeknight-dinner|lunch april-2001,gerald hirigoyen,seared tuna,tuna salad,piment despelette,spicy tuna recipes,seared-tuna-salad-piment-despelette 463084

Aggregate Rating value: 0

Review Count: 0

Worst Rating: 0

Best Rating: 5