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Best Tuna Recipes

Best Tuna Recipes

Top Rated Tuna Recipes

If this tuna salad is good enough for the president, it’s good enough for us.This recipe is courtesy of Recipe Land.

For an easy meal prep dish that is as delicious as it is good for you, whip up this quick tuna salad. You can store it for about five days, and can be eaten as a sandwich (make it gluten-free by putting it in a lettuce wrap) or a side to another meal.

This childhood classic is getting an upgrade. Tuna fish is mixed with tartar sauce and served on top of tomato and lettuce. Recipe courtesy of Mccormick

Tuna steaks are surprisingly easy to prepare and the meat is tender and super light — great for hot nights when you don’t want to spend a lot of time cooking.This recipe is courtesy of Living the Gourmet

The dressing in this easy and delicious tuna and rice salad is packed with crunchy corn, hearty black beans and other Southwestern flavors of freshly squeezed lime juice, chipotle peppers in adobo sauce and fresh cilantro.Recipe courtesy of Emily Paster, West of the Loop.

With locations in New York, Boston, Miami, Las Vegas, and internationally, Zuma creates some of the best Japanese cuisine on the planet. This is their spicy tuna roll recipe, which you'll find is simple enough to make at home, even for a novice sushi-maker. Be sure to buy the highest quality sushi-grade tuna at your local fish market. If your grocery store doesn't carry some of the Japanese ingredients, don't fret! The sushi will still be delicious if it's missing some of the elements. Feel free to play around with other common sushi ingredients like scallions, sriracha, chili oil, etc.For an even easier version, you could skip the rolling and simply combine all of the ingredients without the nori to create a spicy tuna bowl. Recipe courtesy of Zuma.

Who ever said that sushi and fries don’t go together? The spicy combination of tuna and mayonnaise tastes just as good without the rice and seaweed paper and placed on a raft of fries. Just don’t forget the spicy wasabi mayonnaise.Click here to see 15 Over-the-Top Fry Recipes

Macaroni salad is a delicious side dish for any backyard barbecue, party, or family dinner.

Tuna is always thought of a steak, but cutting it this way makes it look a like T-bone steak. First I sear the T-bone so it has a crisp texture and then finish it in the oven to ensure that it's cooked thoroughly without burning.Want more David Burke? Check out his weekly column for The Daily Meal

This is my absolute, without a doubt, favorite food of all time. My mother made it for me on a weekly basis growing up and I have continued to make it for myself as often as possible since leaving her loving nest. It's comfort food at its most comforting and I love it. I adapted my mother's recipe to make it a lactose-free experience, without sacrificing any taste!Click here to see Casserole Recipe Redux

A great way to serve this salad is to slice a 9-inch round focaccia in half horizontally, fill it with the tuna, and press a plate down on top of the round bread. Place a heavy can or weight on top for an hour, and the dressing will seep into the bread. Slice and serve.

Prepared medium rare, ahi tuna is a real delicacy, so make sure you buy sushi-grade fish from a quality purveyor. You might think “fresh” tuna is the best option, but when fish is flash-frozen after it’s caught and remains that way until you thaw it for cooking, it will retain quality and be safer to consume at rare or medium-rare temperatures. Excerpted from Sheet Pan Paleo (Ulysses Press, 2016) by Pamela Ellgen.


10 Easy and Delicious Tuna Recipes (Beyond Classic Tuna Salad)

Canned tuna is the OG of pantry staples. Just about every one of us probably has a can or two lurking in the cupboard, waiting to be turned into something. Usually that something is mayo-laden tuna salad — it’s a classic tuna recipe that’s totally delicious, but if that’s all you’re doing with it, you’re missing out on lots of potential.

Keep your kitchen stocked with good-quality, environmentally-friendly canned tuna and easy meals are always at your fingertips. Here are 10 tuna recipes that prove just how versatile the fish is.


13 Tuna Recipes For Healthy, Quick Lunches And Dinners

If the word 'tuna' makes you immediately think of a soggy sandwich, we're here to change that association. There's so much more you can do with this hearty, protein-packed fish&mdashsalads, sandwiches, bowls, casseroles, and more. For more fresh salad recipes, check out our summer salad recipes and healthy chicken salad ideas.

A deconstructed tuna melt = the best easy, healthy dinner.

Hack the taste of your favorite sushi roll with these easy-to-make avo boats.


Beyond Tuna Salad, Canned Fish Is a Dinnertime Savior

Cooking with canned seafood isn't a compromise&mdashit's a shortcut to flavor.

When pickings at the fishmonger are looking sparse, you’re looking for a more sustainable seafood alternative, or you’re leaning on your pantry staples and canned goods a little heavier these days, canned seafood can be a tasty, simple, and flavor-packed ingredient to turn to. From subtly dialing up umami flavors in effortless pasta dishes, to being the star of the show in recipes like Crispy Octopus with Potatoes and Smoked Oyster Empanadas, both high-quality oil-packed specialty seafood and humble supermarket shelf staples are reliable, versatile, and delicious.

The best places to stock up: If your local supermarket doesn’t have the selection you’re searching for, online stores are a reliable source to turn to. La Tienda has a large selection of specialty canned seafood. Caputo’s and Tin Can Fish also have a wide array of quality canned seafood that ships nationwide. And if you’ve cooked through these recipes and are still hungry for more canned seafood cooking inspiration, Tin Can Magic by Jessica Dennison and The Tinned Fish Cookbook by Bart van Olphen have simple, tasty recipes that celebrate and elevate the humble canned fish from an overlooked back-of-the-pantry ingredient to one that deserves center stage.

A New Take on the Tuna Sandwich

All of the familiar flavors of a bahn mi pair beautifully with salty, flaky oil-packed tuna. The classic banh mi combo of jalapeno, mint, and lime juice add tang and brightness, while savory fish sauce ties it all together with an umami punch.


Though grilled tuna is superb with Pinot Noir, here the acidic sauce calls for a white wine. Gavi, Piedmont's Cortese-based white, has just the right limelike accents to complement the tangy capers and lemon.

Valarie Murphy Wunderlich

Excellent! My family loves this recipe.

I tried this last night and thought it was a perfect topping for the tuna! I love capers and the simplicity of the recipe made it so easy to make. The only thing I did differently was I pulsed the caper sauce a few times in my blender so that it was like a pesto with some whole capers still intact. I will definitely make again!

Isn't it amazing how so many people have tunnel vision? I may think something is delicious , only to have ten people hate it. It's strange how so many can be so ridgid. If I didn't like something, I might assume I made a mistake in the directions or that it just isn't my cup of tea, but I'm not going to give it a bad rating. Why can't we be adults here?


  1. Bring a large pot of water to a boil.
  2. Turn the heat to low until the water is just simmering and carefully lower in the eggs.
  3. Cook for 7 to 8 minutes (this should yield creamy, not chalky, yolks) and remove with a slotted spoon.
  4. Transfer to a bowl of cold water.
  5. Salt the same pot of water and add the potatoes.
  6. Cook for 15 to 20 minutes, until tender but not mushy.
  7. Right before the potatoes are done, toss in the green beans and cook for 3 to 5 minutes, until crisp-tender. (You can cook the green beans in their own pot, but why waste the water and the energy?)
  8. Drain both vegetables together.
  9. Heat a grill pan or cast-iron skillet over high heat.
  10. Season the tuna with salt and pepper.
  11. When the pan is very hot, add the tuna and cook for 2 minutes per side, until browned on the outside but still pink in the middle.
  12. Remove and let rest for a minute or two, then slice into thin strips.
  13. Peel the eggs and slice in half.
  14. Toss the greens with enough vinaigrette to just lightly cover.
  15. Divide among 4 chilled plates or bowls.
  16. In individual piles around the lettuce, arrange the potatoes, tomatoes, olives, green beans, and eggs.
  17. Top with slices of tuna and drizzle with extra vinaigrette, if you like.

Eat This Tip

Fresh tuna is an amazing product that takes well to quick pan-searing and high-heat grilling. Trouble is, it can set you back up to $20 a pound. If you're looking to cut the cost of this dinner by about 60 percent (and speed things up a bit), ditch the fresh fish and reach for a high-quality can of tuna instead. If you can find canned or jarred tuna from Spain or Italy (Ortiz is a great brand), make it the new star of this dish. Regardless of the brand, figure half a can of tuna per salad.

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17 Delicious Tuna Recipes That Put Your Average Tuna Sandwich to Shame

Turn fresh or canned tuna into these epic (and easy!) dinners.

When it comes to meal time, (dinner, lunch, you name it!) it's easy to get into a rut &mdash and finding inspiration for a filling and flavorful dish that everyone will enjoy might feel like a chore. Thanks to these easy tuna recipes, using both fresh and canned fish, you&rsquoll have loads of ideas to prepare zesty and flavor-packed dishes all week long.

It&rsquos hard to go wrong when this meaty protein-packed fish is the star of your lunch or dinner prep. Packed with vitamin D and heart-healthy omega-3 fatty acids, both fresh and simple canned tuna recipes are great healthy additions to your routine. With its meat-like texture, fresh tuna can hold up to plenty of bold flavors &mdash like sesame oil, soy sauce, and slightly spicy onion in a delicious poke bowl.

If your pantry is stocked with cans of this healthy protein, we have gathered plenty of tasty recipes to keep you busy. And don&rsquot forget: You can think beyond classic tuna salad and get inspiration from these recipes to prove that canned tuna can also be for dinner. The best part of these easy dinners is that you likely won&rsquot even need to grocery shop to put a tasty dish on the table for the whole family.


Light one chimney full of charcoal. When all the charcoal is lit and covered with gray ash, pour out and spread coals evenly over half of coal grate. Alternatively, set all the burners of a gas grill to high heat. Set cooking grate in place, cover grill, and allow to preheat for 5 minutes. Clean and oil grilling grate.

Dry tuna steaks well with paper towels and lightly brush them all over with oil.

Just before cooking, season tuna steaks all over with salt and, if desired, pepper. Then set over hot side of grill. Cook tuna until first side is well-seared and the fish releases from the grill grate, 1 to 2 minutes. If the fish sticks, try to gently lift it from below using a thin metal spatula or the tines of a carving fork inserted down between the grill grates. Turn fish and repeat on second side.

For an ideal doneness of rare, cook the fish long enough to sear each side, and no longer. You should be able to watch the heat penetrate the fish from each side because tuna changes color so dramatically, from a deep purple when raw to a beige when cooked. Use the side of the fish to gauge doneness: if you want it very rare in the center, the sides of the steaks should still look purple, with the color of the cooked fish just starting to creep in from above and below. If you want it a little more done, let the cooked color creep up a bit more from both sides. We don't recommend cooking tuna steaks beyond medium-rare.


Instructions

How to make tuna cakes? It couldn't be easier! The detailed instructions are in the recipe card below. The basic steps:

Your first step is to mix the ingredients. Simply mix everything together (except for the oil) in one bowl.

Now cook the patties. Fry the tuna patties in olive oil, about 3 minutes per side over medium heat. That's it!


Recipe Summary

  • Coarse salt and ground pepper
  • 3/4 pound tubetti or elbow macaroni
  • 1 cup panko (Japanese breadcrumbs)
  • 1/2 ounce Parmesan, grated (2 tablespoons)
  • 2 tablespoons plus 2 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 yellow onion, diced small
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 2 1/2 cups low-sodium chicken broth
  • 1 1/2 cups whole milk
  • 2 cans (6 ounces each) solid light tuna packed in water, drained and flaked
  • 1 cup frozen peas, thawed

Preheat oven to 425 degrees. In a large pot of boiling salted water, cook pasta 2 minutes less than package instructions (it will be undercooked). Drain. In a small bowl, toss together panko, Parmesan, and 2 teaspoons oil.

In pot, heat 2 tablespoons oil over medium-high. Add onion, season with salt and pepper, and cook until softened, 8 minutes. Add flour and whisk to coat onion with flour. Slowly whisk in broth, then milk.

Cook, stirring constantly, until sauce comes to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer, stirring frequently, until sauce is thickened, about 8 minutes. Stir in pasta, tuna, and peas and season to taste with salt and pepper.

Transfer tuna mixture to a 9-by-13-inch baking dish and top with panko mixture. Bake until sauce is bubbling and crust is golden, 17 to 20 minutes. Let cool 10 minutes before serving.


Watch the video: The Tuna King Reigns at Tsukiji Fish Market Omakase Japan (December 2021).