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Sicilian-style tuna

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Sicilian-style tuna, Cook Expert

Preparation : 10 min Resting : -
Cooking : 45 min Equipment :
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Serves 4 people :
½ onion cut in 2
½ garlic clove (remove green shoot)
800 g skinned tomatoes
4 tuna steaks 1 cm thick (600 g)
4 sprigs thyme
4 sprigs fresh oregano
12 capers
2 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
40 g pitted black olives
Salt & pepper
1Put the onion and garlic in the bowl and run the EXPERT programme for 10 seconds (Speed 13).
2Push the mixture down with a spatula, add the skinned tomatoes with 1 tbsp water, and run the EXPERT programme for 12 minutes (Speed 2A/120 °C).
3Fit the steam basket and line the base and tray with baking parchment. Arrange the tuna steaks on top of the parchment. Scatter with the thyme, oregano and a little freshly-ground black pepper.Run the EXPERT programme for 30 minutes (Speed 2A/100 °C). Check whether the fish is cooked, and steam for a few minutes longer if necessary. Remove the steam basket and keep warm.
4To blend the tomato sauce, run the EXPERT programme for 30 seconds (Speed 16).
5Add the capers, olive oil and olives to the sauce and run the EXPERT programme for a further 2 minutes (Speed 1A/100 °C).Transfer the tuna steaks to a serving dish and coat with the sauce. Serve straightaway.
© photographs Sandra Mahut
© Hachette Livre (Marabout) 2016 - IT version
Chef’s tip

You can replace the tuna with slices of swordfish if you wish.


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Lots of messing about. Tuna needed much more time even to be nicely rare. Sauce is delicious