Tuna Steak and Sweet Potato Salad

6 May

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This is a wonderfully light and refreshing dinner. The vinegar in the dressing cuts through the sweetness of the potato resulting in a perfect balance of flavors. If you have never tried tuna steak before I would highly recommend it as it it lean and light and packed with protein. The texture is more meaty then expected but it means that it feels like eating meat instead of fish so it is more filling. There is few ingredients in this recipe and the method is quite simple but the resulting dish has fantastic flavor and great on a warm evening. The steaks would be great done on the barbecue too.

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Tuna Steak and Sweet Potato Salad (Serves 2)

1 large sweet potato (about 500-750g), peeled and cut into chunks

2tbsp olive oil

salt and pepper

2 tuna steaks

3 spring onions, finely chopped

1/2tsp dried parsley

1/2tsp dried chives

2tbsp olive oil

2tbsp honey

5tbsp white wine vinegar

a handful of hazelnuts, roughly crushed

Parmesan

  • Preheat the oven to 180°c/350°f.
  • Put the sweet potato chunks in a large baking dish and drizzle with the olive oil. Season to taste and toss to coat everything. Bake in the oven for 30-40mins until the potatoes are tender. Stir 2-3 times during roasting.
  • For the dressing, mix together the spring onions, parsley, chives, olive oil, honey and white wine vinegar in a small bowl. Season to taste and set aside.
  • When there is about 10mins left on the cooking time of the potatoes, start your tuna.
  • Lightly pat the tuna steaks with paper towel and season both sides with salt and pepper.
  • Heat 1tbsp olive oil on a griddle pan over a high heat. Place the tuna steaks in the pan and turn the heat down to medium.
  • Cook for about 5mins on each side until cooked through. Note: Lessen the cooking time if you like it rare on the inside.
  • Serve the steaks on a bed of the roasted sweet potatoes and drizzle generously with the dressing. Sprinkle with crushed hazelnuts and grated Parmesan.

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