Recipe: Tuna Puttanesca
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.
Serve this meal with:
- Simple Roast Cauliflower
- Quick-Cooking Brown Rice Tossed with Parsley and Olive Oil
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
(6-ounce) tuna steaks
- 1/2 teaspoon
- 1/4 teaspoon
- 1 tablespoon
- 2 cloves
anchovy fillet, drained and minced
(14.5-ounce) can diced tomatoes
- 1/4 cup
pitted kalamata olives, coarsely chopped
- 1 tablespoon
- 1/8 teaspoon
crushed red pepper (or to taste)
- 2 tablespoons
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.