Spicy Tuna Steak with Broccoli Pasta

28 Jan

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Tuna steaks were something I have never cooked before and I was a bit skeptical as to whether I would like them or not because everyone I ever talk to about them says they aren’t like tinned tuna at all. But I shouldn’t have been worried at all! They were absolutely delicious. They were a bit different to tinned tuna in texture but they tasted exactly the same. The texture was firmer then you would expect. The only way I can describe it is that its like salmon bit slightly more firm, it is definitely not the texture of an actual steak. The dish is very easy and enjoyable to put together. The trick to doing it really well is to have everything prepped before you start and then its so simple. Its a really tasty dish that is loaded with flavor and uses only a a few basic ingredients. If you are on the fence about trying tuna steaks, I would recommend you do because you will probably love it and if not,  what’s the harm? I hope you enjoy. 🙂

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Spicy Tuna Steak with Broccoli Pasta (Serves 2)

2 tuna steaks

3/4tsp dried chilli flakes

1 1/2tbsp sweet chilli sauce

salt and pepper

1/2tbsp rapeseed oil

125g dried spaghetti

200-250g broccoli, cut into florets

8-10 cherry tomatoes, halved

2tsp sesame oil

juice of 1 lemon

3/4tsp dried parsley

  • In a wide, shallow bowl, mix together the chilli flakes, sweet chilli sauce and season with salt and pepper. Dip each side of the 2 tuna steaks in the mixture.
  • Heat the rapeseed oil in a large griddle pan or frying pan and cook the tuna steaks over a medium/high heat for 3-4mins on each side depending on how rare you like them.
  • Meanwhile, add the spaghetti to a large pot of boiling water and cook for 6mins then add the broccoli florets and cook for a further 4mins.
  • Drain and set aside until needed. When the tuna steaks are cooked, transfer them to warm plates and set aside. Add the spaghetti, broccoli, tomatoes, sesame oil, lemon juice and dried parsley to the pan you used to cook the tuna steaks.
  • Toss it all together and cook for 2-3mins until the tomatoes are warmed and everything is coated. Season with salt and pepper.
  • Serve with the tuna steaks and enjoy!
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