TONNO FRESCO ( Fresh Tuna )

TONNO FRESCO ( Fresh Tuna)

Fresh Tuna recipe made with a little red pepper to spice things up a bit.

Served on a bed of fresh arugula, spinach, fennel and tomatoes, this recipe is great warm or cold.



  • 1 cup of chopped arugula

  • 1 cup of baby spinach

  • 1 fennel bulb sliced

  • 8 small cherry tomatoes


  • 4 fresh tuna steaks, 3/4 inch thick

  • 2 cloves of garlic chopped

  • 2 Tbls of capers

  • 1 shallots finely chopped

  • 2 Tbls of butter

  • 2 Tbls of extra virgin olive oil

  • 4 Tbls of fresh lemon juice

  • 1/2 cup of white wine

  • 1/4 tsp of salt

  • 1 Tbls of red pepper flakes


  • Heat a heavy skillet with a griddle.

  • Add oil and butter.

  • Season tuna with salt

  • Saute tuna steaks about 2 minutes on each side.

  • Remove tuna from skillet and set aside.

  • Saute garlic, capers, red paper flakes and shallots for about 2 minutes.

  • Add white wine and lemon juice and simmer for 2 minutes.

  • Return tuna to the skillet for 2 more minutes.

  • Plate salad, top with tuna and spoon over the sauce.


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