Tuna with Tangy Onions

Coastal Living
8 servings


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1 large onion, chopped
2 1/2 tablespoons olive oil, divided
1/2 cup red wine vinegar
1/2 teaspoon salt, divided
1/2 teaspoon pepper, divided
8 (3/4-inch-thick) tuna steaks (about 2 pounds)
1/2 cup all-purpose flour


Saute onion in 1 tablespoon hot olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat 5 minutes or until lightly browned. Add vinegar, 1/4 teaspoon salt, and 1/4 teaspoon pepper. Continue cooking until most of the liquid evaporates (about 2 minutes). Remove onion mixture from skillet; keep warm. Wipe skillet clean with a paper towel.

Sprinkle tuna with remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt and remaining 1/4 teaspoon pepper; dredge in flour. Heat half of remaining olive oil in skillet over medium-high heat. Add 4 tuna steaks to skillet; cook 2 minutes on each side or to desired degree of doneness. Repeat procedure with remaining olive oil and tuna steaks. Serve with warm onion mixture.

Created date

June 2001