Sicilian Tuna Steaks in Onion Sauce

Recipe by FlemishMinx
READY IN: 30mins




  • SAUCE:
  • Saute the onions in olive oil and butter over medium heat in a large skillet.
  • Add salt and cook, stirring until they are limp.
  • Stir in vinegar and sugar, and cook over a slightly lower heat until the vinegar has evaporated.
  • I caution you, the escaping steam will take your breath away so stay well away from the skillet when possible, but do perservere!
  • When vinegar has evaporated, add cayenne or tabasco, mix well and remove from heat.
  • The sauce should still retain the texture of the onions and yet retain enough moisture to be spoonable.
  • Cover and keep warm.
  • TUNA:
  • Over medium heat, add olive oil and bay leaves to a skillet large enough to hold tuna steaks in one layer.
  • When the oil is warm, not hot, add tuna and salt and pepper to taste.
  • Saute 2-3 minutes per side, but this will depend on thickness of steaks and your doneness preference-- we like ours on the rare side.
  • Raise heat, add wine, and cover pan a second or two, just until the wine has stopped steaming.
  • Uncover skillet, cook 30 seconds longer, then transfer tuna to plates.
  • Spoon the onions and sauce over the top of each, and serve.