Citrus Seared Tuna Salad Recipe

Citrus Seared Tuna Salad


Serves 2

  • 2 very fresh tuna steaks
  • zest of a lemon
  • plenty of freshly ground-pepper and some good salt
  • 6 quail's eggs
  • a couple of handfulls of watercress

For the mustard dressing:

  • 50ml extra virgin olive oil
  • 50ml groundnut oil
  • 20ml lemon juice
  • 2tbsp dijon mustard
  • salt & pepper

How to make Citrus Seared Tuna Salad

This is a kind of stripped-down, elegant salad nicoise and I think it makes a lovely starter. The peppery watercress and sharp dressing are perfect with the just-hard boiled eggs and tender tuna.

  1. Prepare the dressing by mixing all ingredients and mixing well (say, by shaking in a jar). Re-shake just before serving.

  2. Hard boil the quail's eggs - just - add to boiling water, turn the heat off after a minute and remove after 40 seconds. Allow them to cool and peel.

  3. Season the tuna steaks all over with the lemon zest, the salt & pepper.

  4. Heat a little cooking oil in a good non stick pan on a high heat. Add tuna steaks and sear for about 30 seconds to a minute each side - also briefly sear the sides of the tuna, holding it carefully, so that it's evenly cooked all over.

  5. Allow tuna to cool then slice - serve sliced with the eggs, halved, the watercress and the dressing.

  • KamanKaman
    KamanKaman says

    OMg I love seared tuna salads! Yours look amazing! Too bad it's hard to get really fresh tuna where I live. :(

  • worldpeas
    worldpeas says

    love this stuff!

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