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Seared Tuna Steaks with Marinara Sauce

Serves 4

Fresh tuna is very versatile and a good choice for those who do not particularly care for other seafood. Just remember to never overcook it or it will be dry and tasteless. This recipe is a quick, easy, healthy and delicious main dish for a busy weeknight or casual entertaining.


Heat a small saucepan or skillet over medium-high heat. Add 1 tablespoon of the olive oil. Add the onions and green peppers and sauté until softened, about 5 minutes. Add the garlic and sauté another minute. Add the wine, tomatoes, marjoram, dried basil, dried parsley, salt and pepper. Simmer, uncovered, until the tomatoes have broken down and the sauce has thickened slightly. Remove from heat.

Meanwhile, heat a large skillet over high heat. Add the remaining 1 tablespoon of oil. Season the tuna on both sides with salt and pepper. Sear until nicely browned, about 2 minutes per side. Reduce heat to medium-low; add the sauce to the pan and let simmer about 2 minutes or until tuna reaches the desired doneness. Garnish with the fresh herbs. Serve immediately, placing some sauce on the serving plate and the tuna on top. Pass the Parmesan cheese separately.