Braised Tuna Steaks in a Red Wine-Caper Sauce

Braised_Tuna_Steaks1 (1 of 1)This is a delightful Mediterranean tuna dish. The tuna steaks are seared, then braised in a very nice red wine-caper sauce with olives, tomatoes, garlic, onions and raisins, providing for delicate, slightly sweet/slightly sour flavors. I hope you’ll try it!

3 lbs tuna steaks, cut into 4-inch pieces
2 quarts cold water
2 Tbsp salt
1/2 cup olive oil
3 cloves garlic, peeled and finely grated or minced
2 large onions, thinly sliced
2 lbs ripe tomatoes, seeded and coarsely chopped
1 tsp salt
1/2 cup capers, rinsed and drained
1/2 lb Spanish green olives, pitted and halved
4 oz (3/4 cup) golden raisins
1 1/2 cups red wine
2 Tbsp red wine vinegar
Crusty bread

Combine the cold water and 2 Tbsp salt in a large bowl. Stir until salt is dissolved. Place the tuna braised_tuna1-1-of-1pieces in the water, and let stand for 1/2 an hour. Rinse under cold water, and dry with paper towels.

Heat olive oil in a large, shallow sauce pan over medium-high heat. Add the tuna pieces and sear on all sides. Remove from pan and let stand on a plate.

Turn heat to low. Add the garlic and onions;  saute for about 5 minutes, just until soft.

Add 1 tsp salt, capers, olives, raisins and wine. Turn heat up to high, partially cover and cook for 4 minutes. Add the vinegar.

Reduce heat to low. Add tuna to the sauce, partially cover and braise for 5 minutes. Remove from heat, and let stand for 1 hour. Season to taste with additional salt. Serve with toasted crusty bread slices.

Serves 6.


2 thoughts on “Braised Tuna Steaks in a Red Wine-Caper Sauce

  1. carrotsticksandbrownies

    Wow your photos are beautiful- it’s just the right sort of “kick up the backside” kinda inspiration I need to make my blog a little more slick! I’d also like to add that your combination of red wine and capers and tuna = YUM! Thanks for stopping by my humble little blog, I appreciate it!!


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