Lemon tuna steaks on roasted veggies Recipe

Lemon tuna steaks on roasted veggies

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2 Tuna steaks (6-8 oz each)
EVOO (Extra Virgin Olive Oil)
Zest of 1 lemon peeled in strips using vegetable peeler
fresh ground black pepper
Kosher salt

for roast veggies
Baby carrots
Baby potatoes
6 cloves garlic peeled
1/2 C young carrot leaves de-stemmed and chopped
Kosher salt
fresh ground black pepper

for serving
2 tsp EVOO
2 tsp lemon juice

How to make Lemon tuna steaks on roasted veggies

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Place the Tuna steaks on a plate and drizzle a good helping of EVOO on them flipping a few times to make sure they are well coated. Sprinkle with black pepper then rub the cut side of the lemon zest into the steaks (do not salt them yet).

Heat the oven to 400 degrees F and prep the veggies. For the carrots, make one cut at a 45 degree angle, then roll it 1/4 turn away from you then make another cut at the same angle. I’m not sure what this cut is called but it’s great because it makes all the pieces of the carrot roughly the same thickness (which you control by how far apart you cut) so they cook evenly. I used a variety of long skinny potatoes and cut them up the same way. Then just toss the carrots, potatoes, and garlic in a good amount of EVOO, salt and pepper. Put this in the oven for about 40 minutes or until the potatoes are almost done.

Add the asparagus and carrot leaves, toss adding more EVOO if it looks like it needs it then put it back in the oven.

Now it’s time to cook the steaks. Heat a heavy bottomed stainless steel or cast iron pan over medium heat until very hot. Remove the lemon zest and discard. Flip the steaks over a few times to make sure they’re well coated in oil then sprinkle with kosher salt on both sides. Place the steaks in the hot pan and do not disturb them until they are ready to flip. You’ll know they’re ready when the bottom third of the steak is brown (the top 2/3’s will be red). If the pan was hot enough and they’re ready to flip, they should be fairly easy to dislodge and turn with some tongs, but if they are sticking use a spatula. Cook this side until the bottom 1/3 is brown (now the bottom and top thirds should be brown and the middle 1/3 should be pink, not red).

Take the veggies out of the oven after flipping the tuna and plate the veggies. When the tuna is done, put them on top of the veggies right away so they don’t overcook. Drizzle 1 tsp of lemon juice and 1 tsp of EVOO on each steak and serve immediately.

  • Larph
    Larph says

    This looks absolutely delicious. I've tried tuna steaks a couple of times but find it hard to cook it 'rare' properly :( The veggies look delicious as well.

  • norecipes
    norecipes says

    Larph, this is actually cooked more to a "medium" level, but if you follow the 1/3 on top 1/3 on the bottom rule you should end up with perfectly cooked(as opposed to "seared" or "rare") tuna every time. If you want rare tuna, just get the pan even hotter then quickly brown on each side.

  • tracynagel
    tracynagel says

    Will try this next week ;) Looks healthy and delicious

  • brettcarr
    brettcarr says

    I just cooked this and it was delicious, I added baby leeks into the veg mix. My wife and 16 month old daughter loved it.

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