I love tinned tuna. But, tuna steaks have never been a favourite. To be honest I find them a little bland. However, I’ve been really enjoying fish lately and looking out for new flavours I can try and new ways to use fish in my diet. So, when I saw some awesome tuna steaks I thought I’d have a go at creating a nice dressing to add some flavour. Husband suggested chilli and ginger but aside from ginger biscuits, it’s not a flavour I’m overly keen on. So, I changed it a little to create chilli and lime tuna steaks.
They were gorgeous. The dressing is such a nice flavour. A little nutty, with a nice tang from the limes. The flavours are all quite subtle but work well together and compliment the tuna beautifully. As someone that doesn’t usually enjoy tuna that much I can honestly say these chilli and lime tuna steaks are something I’m looking forward to having again.
We served out chilli and lime tuna steaks with new potatoes, salad and roasted red peppers. The sweetness of the peppers worked well and the dressing was as nice drizzled over the potatoes and salad as it was on the tuna.
You Will Need
- 4 Tuna Steaks
- 2 Red chillies
- 2tbsp. Coriander
- 2 Limes – Juice
- 8tsp. Sweet chilli sauce
- 4tbsp. Toasted sesame oil
- Cooking oil
We had 2 tuna steaks each as they’re quite small. But, one each might be enough if you’re not quite as greedy as we are.
Our steaks were frozen, so we baked them in the oven for 20 minutes before frying them in the dressing, but if yours are fresh you could just fry them on each side for 2-3 minutes until cooked through before brushing the dressing on.
To prepare your dressing, chop the chillies as finely as possible and place in a small bowl. Add the coriander, lime juice, sweet chilli sauce and sesame oil. Stir together well and set to one side until you need it.
You could make your own sweet chilli too, but as it can be bought cheaply and in a nice squeezy bottle I don’t bother. For this meal, I used a Heinz version which was only £1 and will go well on lots of things.
Fry your tuna steaks in a little oil (I use a fry light spray) over a medium heat for around 3 minutes on each side, until cooked through.
Brush with the dressing on both sides and fry for a further 2 minutes.
That’s it. A super simple yet incredibly tasty chilli and lime tuna steak. Drizzle the dressing over your salad too then cover and place any you have left in the fridge to be used on salad, pasta or noodles another day.
Simple, tasty chilli and lime tuna steaks
- • 4 Tuna Steaks
- • 2 Red chillies
- • 2tbsp. Coriander
- • 2 Limes – Juice
- • 8tsp. Sweet chilli sauce
- • 4tbsp. Toasted sesame oil
- • Cooking oil
- Chop the chillies finely and place in a small bowl
- Add the coriander, lime juice, sweet chilli sauce and sesame oil and mix together well
- Set to one side
- Fry the tuna steaks over a medium heat in a little cooking oil for 2-3 minutes on either side, depending on your preference
- Brush both sides with the dressing
- Fry for a further 2 minutes
- Serve with salad, potatoes and roasted red pepper for a filling meal. Drizzle more dressing over your salad and potatoes