Tuna Steak with Smokey Peppers and Onion

I must admit I am still not the best at cooking fish but I am trying to be more adventurous.  My husband is really good at cooking a tuna steak so this is an idea recipe for us to cook together.  He can take full responsibility for the tuna steak and the timings and I can do the veg and sides.  Perfect!

Tuna is a lovely meaty fish which is great to incorporate into your diet.  It is a great source of omega 3 essential fatty acids and it can be very difficult to obtain enough of these fatty acids naturally in your diet.  A great source of protein and healthy fats, tuna is rich in vitamins and minerals which help maintain heart health and boosts the immune system.  You should only really have 2 portions of oily fish per week so I try to have salmon and tuna each week.

I love using smoked paprika to season my cooking.  The smokey sweetness is so yummy and works really well with meat, fish and also vegetables too like sweet potato.  I am not a big fan of sauces and dressings and tend to prefer a dry salad and seasoned meat instead of something in a sauce.  Maybe it’s come from my fear of sauces when dining out as there are too many times I have been assured they are gluten free and within an hour I knew they weren’t!  Having no sauce reduces the risk but I seem to have carried it over to my own cooking now unless it is in a curry or pasta.  I am trying to introduce them more to avoid food tasting bland, especially if I am cooking for friends who would not appreciate bland food for their dinner!  These slightly caramelised peppers and onions work so well with the sweet paprika flavor and transform the whole dish almost working as a sauce so it’s a step in the right direction!

Ingredients

Serves 2

2 tuna steaks

1 large red pepper

1 large red onion

2 cloves of garlic

1 tsp smoked paprika

Coconut oil

Salt

Pepper

Method

  1. Thinly slice the red pepper and onion.
  2. Heat some coconut oil in a frying pan.
  3. Gently fry the peppers and onion in the pan until softened.
  4. Add in the chopped garlic and the smoked paprika and cook for a further 5 minutes.
  5. Season the tuna steak on both sides.
  6. Create space in the pan to fit the tuna steaks adding a bit more coconut oil if required.
  7. Cook the tuna steak on each side for 2-3 minutes depending on how pink you like it.
  8. Serve the tuna steak with some steamed veg and top with the paprika peppers and onions.

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