This recipe for tuna steaks is such an easy dish to prepare and I love the combination of flavours. I like to cook it on the BBQ but it also tastes great cooked in a hot pan as I did here.
Just like when cooking beef steaks, no oil should be added to the pan.
The perfect amount of oil for cooking is already applied to the tuna steaks when marinating.
The butternut squash puree is optional but also easy to make and I think it’s great with this recipe. Just slice the squash in half and remove the seeds.
Place these, cut side up in a pre-heated oven to 200c (400f) and cook for 30 minutes or until the squash is soft. Scoop the squash out of the skin and blend until smooth. Any leftovers can be used in a soup or even frozen for later uses.
In this case, I just used some of my butternut squash curry, which you will find here and blended it until smooth for even more fantastic flavour.
This is a recipe for delicious tuna steaks I learned from my Keralan friend, Chef Shihabudeen V.M. This guy knows his stuff and I will definitely be posting a few more of his fantastic recipes soon.
I think you might be asking for more from him too once you’ve tried these Keralan tuna steaks!
You can make the marinade for these tuna steaks a couple of days in advance. Don’t marinate the tuna until about an hour before cooking though.
Also, if you are making the squash puree, you could make that a couple of days in advance too. I really recommend you do.
The fruit salsa can be made up to a day in advance.
If you like this tuna steak recipe, you might like to try some of these Keralan recipe too.
Keralan Lamb Curry
Keralan Prawn Curry
Keralan Lamb Stir Fry
Keralan Black Eyed Bean Curry
Keralan Chicken Aleesa