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Basque-Style Tuna with Vegetables

Basque-Style Tuna with Vegetables

Course Main Course
Cuisine Spanish
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Servings 2
Calories 604 kcal
Author Albert Bevia @ Spain on a Fork


  • 3 tbsp extra virgin olive oil 50 ml
  • 1 onion
  • 1 red bell pepper
  • 1 green bell pepper
  • 4 cloves garlic
  • 2 tomatoes
  • 1 tsp sweet smoked Spanish paprika 2.30 grams
  • 1/2 cup white wine 125 ml
  • 2 7 oz fresh tuna steaks 400 grams
  • handful fresh parsley
  • pinch sea salt
  • dash black pepper


  1. Thinly slice the bell peppers, onion and garlic, finely grate the tomatoes

  2. Heat a large fry pan with a medium heat and add in a generous 2 tbsp (35 ml) extra virgin olive oil

  3. After 1 minute add in the sliced vegetables, mix with the olive oil, after 5 minutes and the onion is translucent, add in the sweet smoked Spanish paprika, quickly mix together, then add in the grated tomato and season with sea salt & black pepper, mix together and simmer for 3 minutes, then add in the white wine, lower to a low heat and simmer

  4. Meanwhile, heat a nonstick grilling pan with a medium heat

  5. Pat the tuna steaks dry with paper towels, then drizzle them with a kiss of extra virgin olive oil and rub all over, season with sea salt & black pepper on both sides

  6. Once the grilling pan is hot add in the tuna steaks, cook for 90 seconds to 2 minutes per side, depending on the thickness, then remove from the pan and transfer to a wire rack

  7. At this point the vegetables simmering in the white wine should be soft and all the white wine absorbed by the vegetables, remove the pan from the heat

  8. Transfer the vegetables into serving dishes, place the tuna steaks over the vegetables and sprinkle with freshly chopped parsley, serve at once, enjoy!

Recipe Notes

Get the Sweet Smoked Spanish Paprika I used in this Recipe

Nutrition Facts
Basque-Style Tuna with Vegetables
Amount Per Serving
Calories 604 Calories from Fat 279
% Daily Value*
Fat 31g48%
Saturated Fat 6g38%
Polyunsaturated Fat 5g
Monounsaturated Fat 19g
Cholesterol 75mg25%
Sodium 95mg4%
Potassium 1191mg34%
Carbohydrates 20g7%
Fiber 5g21%
Sugar 10g11%
Protein 50g100%
Vitamin A 7934IU159%
Vitamin C 147mg178%
Calcium 70mg7%
Iron 4mg22%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.