Tuna with Lime & Coriander Crust

Aromatic with just a hint of piquant, Tuna with Lime and Coriander Crust marinates as you prepare the accompanying vegetables then simply cooks in seconds.

Category:  Midweek Express  - 
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Ingredients

For 4 people

Recipe

  • 0.5 tsp cracked black pepper
  • 0.5 tsp coriander seeds
  • 1 lime, {mosgloss=zest}, finely chopped plus juice
  • 1 clove {mosgloss=garlic, crushed}
  • basil - fresh or frozen
  • 1 dash chilli sauce -optional
  • 2 tbs olive oil
  • 4 tuna steaks
  • oil for cooking

Tuna with Lime & Coriander Crust Directions

  1. 1. Using a mortar and pestle, crush together the black pepper, coriander seeds, lime zest and basil taking time to enjoy the aroma as all the juices are released.
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  5. 2. As soon as you have a rough paste, add the lime juice, a dash of chilli sauce and olive oil, whisking with a fork.
  6. 3. Rub the lime and coriander marinade over the tuna steaks, gently pressing to lodge the spices then set aside for about half an hour for the flavours to develop and mingle.
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  8. 4. Heat a couple of tablespoons of olive oil in a frying pan, add the tuna, spiced side down, and cook for a couple of minutes, turn and cook the underside for a couple of minutes longer until cooked.
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  11. This is really good served with Roasted Haricot Verts and a spoonful of Fruity Tomato and Almond Chutney
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