Seared Tuna with Peach Salsa

Posted in fish, food, home cooking at 10:52 pm by wingerz


Sometimes you just let the ingredients at the market determine what’s for dinner. Everything but the olive oil and kosher salt were from this morning’s visit to the farmer’s market. In general I’m not a huge fan of tuna but I was pretty happy with the way this turned out – the salsa is great, especially when made with good ingredients.

Seared Tuna with Peach Salsa
2 tuna steaks, about 1/2 lb each
4 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
2 tbsp lemon juice
kosher salt
1 tbsp oil

Peach Salsa
2 small peaches, diced
2 small tomatoes, diced
1 jalapeno pepper, chopped
1 small red onion, chopped
1 tbsp lemon juice

1. Place the tuna in a ziplock bag with olive oil and 2tbsp lemon juice. Let it marinate for 1-2 hours. Right before cooking, take it out and sprinkle some kosher salt on both sides of the steaks.
2. Mix all of the salsa ingredients in a small bowl. Add more lemon juice/salt/pepper to taste.
3. Heat a heavy-bottomed skillet at high heat. Add 1 tbsp of oil to the skillet and wait until it smokes.
4. Place the tuna in the skillet. Flip it over in 1-3 minutes, depending on how much you want it to be cooked. I usually look at it from the side and flip when it looks like it’s cooked 1/4 to 1/3 of the way through. After flipping, let it cook for another 1-2 minutes.


  1. Andrea said,

    May 11, 2009 at 12:55 pm

    How are you not a fan of tuna? I don’t understand…

    Glad to see that freshness won you over. :)

  2. wingerz said,

    May 11, 2009 at 11:56 pm

    not as tasty as salmon. :)

  3. Andrea said,

    May 14, 2009 at 1:54 pm

    Very true. But salmon doesn’t have the texture of tuna, which makes it suitable to eat as a steak.

    Texture taste texture taste. Quite a battle.

  4. jen said,

    May 21, 2009 at 2:12 am

    dude, when are you posting my taco recipe?

  5. wingerz said,

    May 22, 2009 at 2:20 am

    don’t worry, it’s coming.

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