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Tuna mafiosa

Recipe from Easy Cook

Preparation time: 40mins
Cooking time: 10mins + 5mins
Total time: 60mins
Serves: 4 


For marinade:
4 tuna steaks
2 tbs olive oil
2 tbs fresh lemon juice
3 anchovy fillets, finely chopped
1 garlic clove, finely chopped
2 tsp fresh oregano, finely chopped, or 1 tsp dried

For sauce:
2 tbs olive oil
3 tbs celery and celery leaves, coarsely chopped
2 ripe tomatoes, cut into quarters
¼ cup black olives, pitted and coarsely chopped
2 tbs capers, drained and chopped
3 tbs fresh basil, finely chopped
½ - 1 tbs fresh lemon juice
¼ tsp sea salt
¼ tsp pepper


1. To marinate tuna combine oil, lemon juice, anchovies, garlic, oregano, and tuna in a large sealable bag and seal bag, pressing out excess air. Let stand at room temperature, turning occasionally, 30 minutes.
2. Remove tuna from marinade and shake off any excess. Lightly oil grill pan and heat over medium-high heat until smoking. Grill tuna, turning once, until pale pink in center, 5 to 7 minutes. Transfer to a platter and cover with foil to keep warm.
3. To make sauce heat oil in a heavy skillet over medium-high heat . Add diced celery and cook, stirring, until tender, about 5 minutes.
4. Stir in tomatoes, olives, and capers and cook until sauce is slightly thickened, about 5 minutes.
5. Stir in basil, lemon juice, salt and pepper and remove from heat.
6. Spoon sauce over tuna and sprinkle with celery leaves.