Norma's Orange and Dill Pan-Seared Tuna

Norma DeRemer


I made this last summer when the family was here to visit. It went over well. They all enjoyed it so much that they asked me for the recipe. This turn out to be such a simple but great tasting dish. I served this citrus flavored tuna with fresh asparagus and lightly buttered new potatoes.

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5 Min
15 Min


tuna or other firm fish steaks, 3/4 inch thick (4 ounces each)
pepper and salt to taste
1 small
red onion, thinly sliced
3/4 c
orange juice
1 Tbsp
chopped fresh dill or 1/4 teaspoon dried dill weed
1 Tbsp
butter or margarine
1 tsp
grated orange peel, if desired


1Spray a 10 inch nonstick skillet with cooking spray and heat over medium-high heat.
2Sprinkle both sides of fish with salt and pepper to taste.
3Add fish to skillet and reduce heat to medium-low.
4Cover and cook 6 to 8 minutes, turning once until tuna is slightly pink in the center.
5Remove fish from skillet, place on warm plate and keep warm by covering it with another plate.
6Add onion to skillet and cook over medium-high heat for 2 minutes, stirring occasionally.
7Stir in orange juice and cook 2 minutes.
8Stir in dill, butter and orange peel and cook 1-2 minutes until slightly thickened.
9Uncover fish and serve onion sauce over fish.
10Serve the tuna with your favorite side dishes.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Fish
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, Healthy