I love quick meals, especially on the weekdays. Whatever takes more than 30 minutes of active work is simply not going to happen in our house, at least not from Monday to Friday. So, these tuna steaks are perfect when you don’t have a whole lot of time but still want to have a great meal. They are easy, tasty and ready in ten minutes.
The other day when I was doing my weekly grocery shopping I saw those beautiful salmon fillets. I used to eat a lot of salmon when I lived in Finland – it’s very popular there, and Finns know how to make it really delicious. I’m especially a fan of their graavilohi or gravlax, in which they combine their salmon with some salt, sugar and dill, then slice it thinly and serve with dark rye bread and butter… Mmmm! I miss it!
So, I was going to get this salmon, but then I found that they only had farmed salmon. I prefer to have wild caught fish instead of farmed, for both environmental and health reasons. So when I found that they have wild caught tuna, I went with that.
Tuna is really simple to make. It doesn’t require too much preparation at all. Salt, pepper and olive oil go a long way. I always love some lemon and maybe pesto with my fish, so add those if you like them too and you have a simple, healthy and delicious meal.
Before you get to cooking, remember that when you are searing your tuna, you want to have it cooked from the outside and raw from the inside. So make sure that you don’t cook your fish longer than 2 minutes per side. Otherwise you will end up with rubbery fish that has lost all its tender flavor.