Seared Tuna with Salsa Verde

Recipes | Pan-Frying | Raw Serves 4 Seared Tuna with Salsa Verde

This vibrant green sauce will keep covered in the fridge for a week; serve drizzled over any fish or meat or as a dipping sauce for cold Prawns.


4 x 200g sashimi-grade Tuna steaks (see notes)
Salt flakes and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
A little extra virgin olive oil
Crusty bread, to serve

Salsa Verde
2 firmly-packed cups flat-leaf parsley leaves
4 cloves garlic, chopped
2 tablespoons capers in brine, rinsed
7 Anchovy fillets (see notes)
½ cup extra virgin olive oil


Make Salsa Verde: combine all ingredients in a food processor or blender and process until smooth.

Season fish well with salt and pepper. Heat a frying pan until very hot, add a little oil and cook fish on 1 side for about 30 seconds, just until well-coloured, then turn and cook the other side for another 30 seconds, just long enough to colour. 

Remove fish from heat and leave to rest for a couple of minutes before drizzLing with Salsa Verde and serving with crusty bread.


Remove the fish from the fridge 20-30 minutes before you cook it, to allow it to come to room temperature, this is particularly important if it is being served rare in the centre.

Sashimi-grade fish is normally sold trimmed, if it is not, trim off any skin and dark muscle before cooking.

If available, use Ortiz brand Anchovy fillets as they have a much better flavour and are less salty, 1 small can (47.5g) is the right amount.

Alternative species:

Atlantic Salmon, Swordfish, Yellowtail Kingfish.


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