Recipe: Tuna Puttanesca
Marge Perry
Apr 14, 2015
(Image credit: Kimberley Hasselbrink)

Tuna, swordfish, and salmon are all hearty enough in flavor and texture to work really well with this robust sauce. By all means, make a double batch and use leftovers later in the week, tossed with pasta for a side dish. You may alternatively grill the fish, either outdoors or on a grill pan.

(Image credit: Kimberley Hasselbrink)

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Tester's Notes

The photographer for this recipe, who eats gluten free, was super excited when she realized this wasn't a traditional pasta puttanesca recipe! The same bright, bold flavors are there in the sauce, though, and it was a snap to cook since the sauce wasn't slow cooked.

- Christine, April 2015

Tuna Puttanesca

Serves 4

4 (6-ounce) tuna steaks
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
1 tablespoon olive oil
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 anchovy fillet, drained and minced
1 (14.5-ounce) can diced tomatoes
1/4 cup pitted kalamata olives, coarsely chopped
1 tablespoon drained capers
1/8 teaspoon crushed red pepper (or to taste)
2 tablespoons parsley, chopped

Season the fish with salt and pepper. Heat the oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add the fish and cook 3 to 4 minutes per side, or until nearly at desired degree of doneness. (It will continue cooking a little more as it sits). Remove from the pan and cover loosely with aluminum foil to keep warm.

Add the garlic and anchovy and cook, stirring, 1 minute, until garlic is no longer raw. Add the tomatoes, olives, capers and crushed red pepper and cook, stirring occasionally, until the tomatoes begin to break down, about 2 minutes. Serve the topping over the fish; sprinkle with the parsley.

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