Seared Tuna with Lemony Potatoes

Tuna goes farther—and is simpler to eat—when it's chunked and mixed with potatoes.

Tossing in a tablespoon of capers would be a lovely addition.

Prep: 20 minutes Cook: 6 minutes
Serves: 6 Save

Ingredients (9)

  • 2 (6-ounce) tuna steaks
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon hot sauce, such as Tabasco 
  • 2 clove garlic, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 10 medium round red potatoes, cut into halves and boiled until tender
  • Finely grated rind and juice of 1 lemon
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley


  1. Rinse tuna steaks and pat dry. Combine olive oil, hot sauce and garlic in a measuring cup. Pour half the mixture into a shallow baking pan, reserving remaining sauce. Add tuna to pan and let stand 1 hour, turning halfway though the marinating time.
  2. Preheat grill to high.
  3. Remove tuna from marinade and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Discard marinade. Grill tuna 3 to 4 minutes per side, until desired degree of doneness.
  4. Place hot boiled potatoes in a bowl. Break tuna into chunks and add to potatoes. Add lemon rind and juice, parsley and reserved sauce. Toss and serve.