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Spanish Tuna Steaks with Spicy Tomato Sauce

Course Main Course
Cuisine Spanish
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 2
Author Albert Bevia @ Spain on a Fork


  • 2 tuna fillets
  • 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1/2 onion
  • 1/2 tsp sweet smoked paprika
  • 1/2 tsp hot smoked paprika
  • 1/4 cup white wine
  • 1/2 cup tomato puree
  • 2 tbsp fresh parsley
  • pinch sea salt
  • pinch black pepper


  1. Finely mince 2 cloves of garlic, finely dice 1/2 onion and finely chop a handful of fresh parsley, grab 2 tuna steaks (I bought mine frozen and thawed them out), pat them dry with paper towels and season them with sea salt and freshly cracked black pepper on both sides

  2. Heat a nonstick fry pan with a medium-high heat and add 2 tbsp of extra virgin olive oil, after 2 minutes add the tuna steaks into the pan, push down on the tuna steaks with a spatula, this will give them that beautiful sear, cook for 90 seconds per side (the thickness of my steaks where 1/2 inch), after a total cooking time of 3 minutes transfer the tuna to a plate and cover with foil paper

  3. Using the same pan with the same heat add the diced onions and minced garlic and mix with the oil, after 1 minute add 1/2 tsp of sweet smoked paprika and 1/2 tsp of hot smoked paprika, quickly mix it all together and then add a 1/4 cup of white wine and mix, after 2 minutes add a 1/2 cup of tomato puree, season it all with seal salt, freshly cracked black pepper and 1 tbsp of the freshly chopped parsley, mix it all together until well combined and lower the fire to a LOW heat, after simmering for 3 minutes add the tuna steaks back into the pan and coat them with the spicy tomato sauce, after heating the tuna steaks for 2 minutes remove the pan from the heat and serve directly from the pan, garnish with freshly chopped parsley, enjoy!

Recipe Notes

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