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Tuna Steaks with Spicy Pepper Sauce

  • Servings:

    Serves 4 as an appetizer
  • Prep Time:

    30 minutes
  • Cook Time:

    30 minutes


1 1/2 lb Yukon Gold potatoes, peeled, quartered lengthwise
1/3 cup jarred crushed hot peppers (located with Italian specialties)
1/2 cup ketchup
1/4 cup red wine vinegar
2 Tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil
2 Tbsp. unsalted butter
1 1/2 lb. fresh tuna steaks
1 tsp. minced garlic
1 Tbsp. paprika
1 (8-oz.) bottle clam juice
2 Tbsp. freshly chopped parsley (optional)
1/4 teaspoon Kosher salt
Tuna Steaks with Spicy Pepper Sauce


Note: Sea salt can be substituted for kosher salt. 2 Tbsp. finely chopped parsley is an optional ingredient.
1. Place potatoes in a large saucepan and add enough water to cover by 1 inch. Bring to a boil over high heat, then reduce heat to medium and simmer until tender, 15 to 20 minutes. Drain potatoes and return to pan; cover to keep warm. Set aside.
2. While potatoes are cooking, prepare sauce. In a small bowl, mix together hot peppers, ketchup, and vinegar. Whisk until smooth. Set aside.
3. In a large skillet, heat oil and butter over medium-high heat. When butter has melted, shake pan to mix with oil, then add tuna steaks. Sprinkle tops of steaks with salt. Cook tuna for 2 to 3 minutes on each side for medium-rare to medium tuna. Transfer tuna steaks to a serving platter and cover with foil.
4. Add garlic and paprika to skillet and cook and stir over medium-high heat until fragrant, about 30 seconds, then add hot pepper mixture. Simmer and stir for 1 minute. Add clam juice and simmer for 5 minutes. If using, add parsley to sauce.
5. To serve, arrange potatoes around tuna on platter and spoon sauce over both. Serve immediately.
Source: Hannaford fresh Magazine, May - June 2009


Nutritional Facts
Servings Serves 4
Base Nutrients
Calories 540 kcal (27%)
Calories from Fat 198 kcal (0%)
Total Fat 22 g (34%)
Saturated Fat 7 g (35%)
Cholesterol 80 mg (27%)
Sodium 790 mg (33%)
Total Carbohydrates 41 g (14%)
Dietary Fiber 4 g (16%)
Protein 44 g (73%)
Vitamin A n/a
Vitamin C n/a
Calcium n/a
Iron n/a