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Fresh Tuna is an impressive meaty fish in a class of its own and with so many diverse fresh tuna recipes to choose from the meaty fish can be eaten in a multitude of ways, from raw as tartare or cooked as a steak barely seared on the outside.
When using fresh tuna raw buy the freshest you can find which should have firm flesh, be odourless and moist.The colour of tuna varies depending from dark red to pale pink depending on the variety and the freshness of the meat. Tuna is also being overfished so always be sure to check on the sustainability information when you buy your tuna.
Fresh tuna recipes include pan-seared tuna steaks, tuna tartare, tuna carpaccio, tuna sandwiches, nicoise salads and more. There are many ways of using fresh tuna we have some inspired recipes to show you here. When searing the tuna be sure not to overcook it to retain the pink interior. We have included a video at the end with cooking tips if you need to brush up.
Using fresh tuna steaks elevates salad nicoise to new heights making this a healthy and nutritious lunchtime salad.
Filippo Gozzoli, chef at Pescheria Da Claudio restaurant in Milan gave us this tasty tuna carpaccio recipe. Using the freshest of tuna the fish is complimented by shiso and sakura sprouts, tapenade and oven baked tomatoes.
Chef Roberto Okabe from Finger's restaurant in Milan gave us this luxurious appetizer including foie gras, caramalised aubergine and tuna tartare.
Simple cooking big on flavours, the tuna steaks are grilled off and added to skinless peppers and a dressing between good quality bread for the ultimate tuna sandwich.
Chargrilled tuna skewers and couscous are a light and healthy way to enjoy tuna.
If you've never tried making sushi this is a great recipe to get you started on something simple and delicious.
Chef Jamie Oliver teaches us how to cook the perfect tuna steak with his fail safe technique: