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Seared Ahi Tuna With Caponata Relish

  • Yield: 4 servings


  • 4 ahi tuna steaks, about 6 ounces each
  • Salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • Caponata Relish
  • Finely grated Parmesan cheese, garnish
  • Chopped chives, garnish
  • Whole basil leaves, garnish


  • Season the tuna lightly on both sides with salt and pepper.
  • In a large skillet, heat the oil over medium-high heat. Add the tuna and sear to desired doneness, 3 to 4 minutes per side, depending upon the thickness.
  • Remove from the pan and place one steak on each of 4 plates. Spoon the caponata over the fish. Garnish with the cheese, chives and basil leaves, and serve immediately.