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Nutritional Info
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 298.8
  • Total Fat: 7.0 g
  • Cholesterol: 41.6 mg
  • Sodium: 229.9 mg
  • Total Carbs: 21.5 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 2.2 g
  • Protein: 28.9 g

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Pan-Seared Tuna with Olive-Wine Sauce


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Pan-Seared Tuna with Olive-Wine Sauce RECIPE

Introduction

An elegant entree of tuna, bathed in an herb-infused white wine sauce, served on a bed of couscous. An elegant entree of tuna, bathed in an herb-infused white wine sauce, served on a bed of couscous.

Ingredients

    • cooking spray
    • 1 teaspoon fennel seeds
    • 2 garlic cloves, minced
    • 3/4 cup dry white wine
    • 6 tablespoons chopped pitted black olives
    • 3 tablespoons chopped pitted green olives
    • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
    • 1 teaspoon grated orange rind
    • 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper
    • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
    • 1/8 teaspoon salt
    • 2 (6 oz.) tuna steaks (about two inches thick)
    • 2 cups hot cooked couscous
    • orange rind (optional)

Directions

1. Place a large nonstick skillet coated with cooking spray over medium heat until hot. Add fennel seeds and garlic; sauté 3 minutes or until seeds are lightly toasted. Spoon the mixture into a bowl. Add wine, olives, lemon juice, 1 teaspoon orange rind, and red pepper; stir well and set aside.



2. Sprinkle black pepper and salt over tuna. Recoat skillet with cooking spray; place over medium-high heat until very hot. Add tuna; sauté 5 minutes on each side or until medium-rare or to desired degree of doneness. Remove tuna from skillet. Spoon couscous into each of 4 large shallow bowls: arrange tuna to the side. Set aside; keep warm.



3. Add wine mixture to skillet; cook 2 minutes or until sauce is lightly reduced. Pour sauce evenly over steaks. Garnish with orange rind, if desired.



Makes 4 servings (approx 3 oz tuna and 1/2 cup cooked couscous.)





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  • Incredible!
    22 of 22 people found this review helpful
    This was a huge hit! I served it on plates of fresh baby spinach. It's a perfect blend of some of my favorite ingredients along with a couple I wouldn't have thought to put together. - 5/16/09

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  • O.K.
    18 of 26 people found this review helpful
    Too much work for little flavor return. Grilled tuna with seasonings would be as good or better. - 1/23/09

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  • Very Good
    14 of 15 people found this review helpful
    I readapted it to low carb, no couscous, baby green mix instead. It wasn't that much work for a really nice piece of fish. I know I will do it again. - 7/27/09

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  • Incredible!
    12 of 15 people found this review helpful
    Fantastic recipe! I didn't have the orange peel so I'll try that next time but it was fabulous anyway. - 11/24/07

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  • Very Good
    11 of 11 people found this review helpful
    This is a delicious recipe without The white wine. - 2/22/09

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  • 10 of 11 people found this review helpful
    Excellent recipe. I omitted the orange peel but added some feta cheese. Served it with a Greek salad and it was a success. - 8/1/09

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  • Incredible!
    8 of 10 people found this review helpful
    Instead of couscous I used brown rice and fresh, uncooked, greens. Great mix of savory & citrus. - 8/6/09

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  • Good
    8 of 9 people found this review helpful
    Yummy! I think I will try it without the fennel seeds next time though. (They stick in my teeth ... lol) - 7/28/09

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  • Very Good
    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
    Excellent with Tuna or Mahi. I will omit the fennel seeds the next time. I felt it had an overpowering taste. especially as a left over the next night. - 10/1/09

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  • Incredible!
    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
    As good as a top quality restaurant, high dollar meal. Superb! - 7/26/09

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  • 5 of 10 people found this review helpful
    I made this for company, the expensive tuna was ruined by the wine sauce. I'll stick to my usual way of making fresh tuna. - 7/26/09

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  • 4 of 5 people found this review helpful
    Thank you for this recipe. Love it. It is worth trying to those who havn't yet. - 8/19/09

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  • Very Good
    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
    This was good!! The hubs really liked it! - 8/9/09

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  • Incredible!
    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
    The tuna came out just like I get in a restaurant we frequent. We both loved it! - 7/27/09

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  • Incredible!
    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
    I loved it!! - 7/27/09

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  • 4 of 11 people found this review helpful
    Does that ever sound yummy and wonderfull!
    I've got most of the ingredients on hand, except the tuna steaks, BUT they will be on my grocery list today! I can't wait to try this!
    I may add some veges to the bed of couscous to round off the meal. - 2/22/09

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  • Incredible!
    4 of 11 people found this review helpful
    OMG! This sounds heavenly!!! If only I could find good quality tuna steaks here in Central Arkansas. Any suggestions where these can be purchased so I can make this fantastic dish? Yummm. And couscous would sure be a perfect complimentary dish with the tuna. - 2/22/09

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  • Incredible!
    4 of 6 people found this review helpful
    My Husband LOVED this! - 3/10/08

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  • Incredible!
    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
    I thought it was great, but found it interesting that people seemed to love it or hate it. Just shows you, you can't please everyone. Loved it! - 10/1/09

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  • Incredible!
    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
    This recipe was awesome, whole family loved it. I will definitely make this a lot. - 7/27/09

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  • 3 of 8 people found this review helpful
    I have made a similar recipe and you marinate the tuna overnight with olive oil and anchovie paste. This looks good! - 2/22/09

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  • Very Good
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Really tasty - sauce would be very good over chicken pounded thin, as well. - 1/24/10

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
    This was very good. - 10/1/09

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  • 2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    I made this but i didn't use Tuna I used Mahi Mahi, it was the first time i used cloves and fennel seed to season seafood with it was awesome. - 10/1/09

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Loved this for dinner---will make it often as my hubby loves tuna!! Thanks SparkPeople!! - 9/23/09

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