Seared tuna with Niçoise potatoes


You'll need

500 gm kipfler potatoes, thickly sliced diagonally 80 ml (1/3 cup) olive oil 1 Spanish onion, thinly sliced 50 gm (¼ cup) Niçoise olives 2 tbsp salted baby capers, rinsed 4 anchovy fillets, thinly sliced lengthways 1½ cups (loosely packed) flat-leaf parsley ½ lemon, juice only 4 tuna steaks (about 200gm each) To serve: lemon cheeks

Method

  • 01
  • Place potato in a saucepan and cover with salted water. Cover, bring to the boil over high heat and cook until potato is tender (8-10 minutes), drain and set aside.
  • 02
  • Meanwhile, heat 60ml olive oil in a large frying pan, add onion, olives, capers and anchovy and cook over medium-high heat, stirring occasionally, until onion starts to soften (2-3 minutes). Add potato and cook until onion caramelises (3-5 minutes). Season to taste, add parsley and lemon juice, toss gently to combine and keep warm.
  • 03
  • Meanwhile, brush tuna steaks with remaining olive oil. Heat a large frying pan over high heat and sear tuna until cooked (1-2 minutes each side for rare). Serve immediately with potato and lemon cheeks.

At A Glance

  • Serves 4 people
The Gourmet Traveller podcast

Each fortnight we round up the most interesting characters from the food world for your listening pleasure. We chat to chefs, cooks, authors, bar tenders and baristas - anyone who has something new and interesting to say about the way we like to eat and drink.

Listen
Recipe collections

Looking for fresh dinner ideas? Not sure how to make the most out of seasonal produce? Or do you need to plan the perfect party menu? Our recipe collections have you covered.

See more

At A Glance

  • Serves 4 people

You might also like...

Easter lunch recipes

recipes

Christmas pudding ice-cream

Cupcake recipes

recipes

Raspberry and Mint Mojito

Thomas Keller's sandwich recipes

recipes

Neil Perry: Prawn cocktail

Grilling recipes

recipes

Barbecue trout bundles with prosciutto and button mushrooms

Neil Perry's Spice Temple recipes

recipes

Serge Dansereau: Homemade lemonade

Pickle and preserve recipes

recipes

Serge Danserau: Duck confit and potato terrine

15 (shameless) chocolate recipes

recipes

Serge Dansereau: Marinated goat’s cheese with summer vegetables

Sexy salad recipes

recipes

conversion tool