Tuna Steaks With Garlic, Tomatoes, Capers, & Basil

Tuna Steaks With Garlic, Tomatoes, Capers, & Basil Recipe

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Vicki Butts (lazyme)


This is quick and simple and the sauce is wonderful. I like to add a few red pepper flakes for a little more kick.


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15 Min
15 Min
Stove Top


  • 6 Tbsp
    extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 c
    chopped onions
  • 2
    garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 lb
    plum tomatoes, coarsely chopped
  • 1 c
    fresh basil leaves, loosely packed
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp
    capers, rinsed and drained
  • 4 5-6-oz
    ahi tuna steaks, each about 1-inch thick

How to Make Tuna Steaks With Garlic, Tomatoes, Capers, & Basil


  1. Heat 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil in heavy large skillet over medium heat. Add onions; saute until tender, about 5 minutes. Add garlic; sauté until golden, about 3 minutes. Stir in tomatoes, basil, and capers. Simmer uncovered until mixture thickens, stirring occasionally, about 15 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, heat remaining 3 tablespoons oil in another heavy large skillet over medium heat. Sprinkle fish with salt and pepper. Add fish to skillet and cook until light brown at edges but pink in center, about 3 minutes per side.
  3. Pour in tomato mixture. Simmer until fish is opaque in center, about 5 minutes longer. Serve fish immediately.

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About Tuna Steaks With Garlic, Tomatoes, Capers, & Basil

Course/Dish: Fish
Main Ingredient: Fish
Regional Style: Hawaiian/Polynesian
Other Tag: Quick & Easy

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