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Can you talk to me about tuna steack ?? I never had any !

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Summerfruit Mon 24-Aug-09 17:55:14

I love filet salmon, scallops, cod etc but never tried tuna steack, I'm planning on getting some..what should I put on the side ?? Thank you ladies !!!!x

vinblanc Mon 24-Aug-09 17:56:51

I don't really like it very much (although I do like canned tuna). It is very 'steaky' - dense. It is also very dry, so you should have some kind of sauce or dressing with it.

Celery Mon 24-Aug-09 17:57:55

I don't like it either, and I like other fish.

florence2511 Mon 24-Aug-09 17:58:02

It's great, but only sear it. You want it raw in the middle. It tastes much better that way.

My Husband normally cooks it for us and serves it with rice on the side and sauted courgettes. He makes a simple sauce with butter and soy. Yum, Yum.
My favourite.

Hulababy Mon 24-Aug-09 18:00:14

Tuna is lovely and not dry at all, so long as you don't over cook it - which is very very easy. It takes very luittle cooking, a minute either side. It should be pink inside still. I don't like it still jelly like inside but you do have to be careful not to take it too far, else it will be dry - and dry fresh tuna isn't pleasant.

It tastes very different to tinned tuna, and IMo is much nicer.

I tend to serve it with salad, and then either rice, cous cous, new potatoes or jackets.

Tuna tastes lovely and IMO the worst thing you can do is smother it in a sauce, as you lose the flavour. Just a squeeze of lmon or lime, a bit of seasoning, a quick pan fry eother side and it is done.

Summerfruit Mon 24-Aug-09 18:02:03

Thank you, it looks appetizing, I do like canned tuna, so if I cook it and I leave it read in the middle...I may love it ??

Summerfruit Mon 24-Aug-09 18:05:08

When I have salmon, I tend to cook a nice white wine sauce, would it be good with it..but not smother the tuna with the sauce...or maybe a simple dressing salad...Thank you !!!

TheArmadillo Mon 24-Aug-09 18:05:54

is lovely with ratoutille or a tomato salsa.

Hulababy Mon 24-Aug-09 18:39:07

Toaato salsa is a good accompanimenm

florence2511 Tue 25-Aug-09 22:40:54

I wouldn't recommend a white wine sauce with tuna. With a white fist yes, or salmon, but not tuna.

My DH also encrusts tuna with toasted sesame seeds. It is yummy.

The soy/butter simple sauce just adds a bit more of an Oriental flavour to go with the sesame seeds. We had this in a high class restaurant whilst on holiday and tried to copy it at home - with great results!!

Happy cooking!

StirlingTheTired Tue 25-Aug-09 23:12:27

Salad Nicoise - Arrange a nice salad on a plate with a quartered boiled egg and some firm new potatoes and green beans. Cook tuna steak and place it on the top. I really love this meal smile

KellyDD Wed 09-Sep-09 12:06:52

oooh yummy I was going to suggest the same as Stirling....just make sure you just gently sear the Tuna and don't over cook it so its pink in th emiddle, served with a lovely dressing a salad nicoise is a perfect meal every time!

mathanxiety Wed 09-Sep-09 16:15:57

Lemon butter, or blackened butter/ caper sauce. Tuna steak has a meaty texture and good flavour so it can be paired with highly flavoured or spicy sauces.

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