Saturday, 13 June 2015

Dish #408 - Moroccan Spiced Tuna

Fresh tuna is a rich source of lean protein, omega-3 fatty acids and a wide variety of vitamins and minerals. A diet with a high intake of these nutrients can benefit your health by enhancing the function of your organs and by possibly lowering your risk of chronic medical conditions.
Here is a simple fish starter made using Tuna and a few ingredients that together make up the Moroccan taste....


Coriander (leaves and stalks) - 20g pack 
Garlic cloves - 3
Paprika powder ( Degi mirch ) - ½ tsp
Cumin powder - ½ tsp
Chilli powder ( kashmiri chilly powder) - ½ tsp
Lemon juice - 1 tbsp 
Extra-virgin olive oil - 150 ml 
Fresh tuna steaks/fillet - 200 gms each - each about 2½ cm or 1 inch thick


Put the coriander, garlic, spices and lemon juice into a blender and grind to a purée. then add the olive oil until you get a smooth, thick sauce. Set aside.
Sit the tuna steaks in a non-metallic dish and cover with two-thirds of the sauce. Cover with cling film, then leave to marinate in the fridge for about 20 mins (or for up to 4 hrs).
Heat a griddle pan or grill. Shake off any excess marinade, season the tuna steaks, then cook for 5-10 mins, depending on thickness. 
Drizzle over the remaining sauce paste if required. 

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