Tuna, Canary Islands Style

READY IN: 20mins




  • Slice the tuna into large chunks of about 2 inches across.
  • Toss the tuna chunks in a large bowl with some salt to coat and set aside.
  • Make the sauce by putting everything but the olive oil in a food processor or blender and buzzing it to combine. With the motor running, drizzle in all but about 4 tablespoons of olive oil.
  • Get a large saute pan hot and add the remaining olive oil. Heat this for a minute or so, but don’t let it smoke.
  • Pat the tuna chunks dry with paper towels and sear them hard and fast over high heat in the pan. It could take a good 2-5 minutes to get this sear, depending on how big the chunks are and how hot the pan is.
  • When the fish has been nicely seared off, pour in the sauce and toss to coat the fish. Turn the heat down to medium and let this simmer for 3-5 minutes.
  • Serve hot or at room temperature, with tortillas, rice or crusty bread.