Thon Basquaise (Tuna Steaks with Tomatoes and Peppers)

Tuna steaks prepared with tomatoes and green bell peppers is a traditional dish in the French Basque country, which is in the southwest of France.

Serves: 4Hands-on: 15 minutesTotal: 25 minutesDifficulty: Easy

Serves: 4

Ingredients

  • 4 tuna steaks (1 lb. each), about 1¾" thick
  • 2 tsp. salt, divided
  • 2 tsp. ground black pepper, divided
  • 3 Tbsp. olive oil, divided
  • 2 red bell peppers, peeled, seeded, and sliced
  • 1 large onion, peeled and minced
  • 4 garlic cloves, peeled and diced
  • 1 can (28 oz.) diced tomatoes

Directions

  • Season the tuna steaks with 1 teaspoon salt and 1 teaspoon black pepper. Reserve.
  • In a large nonstick skillet, heat 2 tablespoons olive oil over medium-high heat. Add the red pepper, stir well, and cook for 5 minutes, stirring again from time to time. Add the onion and garlic and cook again for 5 minutes, stirring very often. Add the tomatoes and their juice, 1 teaspoon salt, and 1 teaspoon pepper; stir again, then reduce the heat to low and simmer for 15 minutes.
  • Heat another skillet over high heat. Add 1 tablespoon olive oil, then add the tuna steaks and cook for 2 minutes on each side. Top tuna with the tomato and pepper mixture and simmer for 10 minutes.

Recipe Information

Serves: 4

Ingredients

  • 4 tuna steaks (1 lb. each), about 1¾" thick
  • 2 tsp. salt, divided
  • 2 tsp. ground black pepper, divided
  • 3 Tbsp. olive oil, divided
  • 2 red bell peppers, peeled, seeded, and sliced
  • 1 large onion, peeled and minced
  • 4 garlic cloves, peeled and diced
  • 1 can (28 oz.) diced tomatoes

Directions

  • Season the tuna steaks with 1 teaspoon salt and 1 teaspoon black pepper. Reserve.
  • In a large nonstick skillet, heat 2 tablespoons olive oil over medium-high heat. Add the red pepper, stir well, and cook for 5 minutes, stirring again from time to time. Add the onion and garlic and cook again for 5 minutes, stirring very often. Add the tomatoes and their juice, 1 teaspoon salt, and 1 teaspoon pepper; stir again, then reduce the heat to low and simmer for 15 minutes.
  • Heat another skillet over high heat. Add 1 tablespoon olive oil, then add the tuna steaks and cook for 2 minutes on each side. Top tuna with the tomato and pepper mixture and simmer for 10 minutes.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Information
Amount per serving
Calories670
Total Fat12g
Saturated Fat2g
Cholesterol175mg
Sodium1760mg
Total Carbohydrate18g
Dietary Fiber6g
Sugars9g
Protein114g