Tuna with Black Pepper, Artichokes, and Lemon

"Tuna with Black Pepper, Artichokes, and Lemon" Recipe
Photo: Gemma Comas


Makes 4 servings

Recipe from

Real Simple

Recipe Time

Prep: 30 Minutes

Nutritional Information

Calcium 46.99 mg
Calories 405.19
Caloriesfromfat 19 %
Carbohydrate 35 g
Cholesterol 76.54 mg
Fat 8.67 g
Fiber 4.12 g
Iron 2.52 mg
Protein 45.37 mg
Satfat 1.38 g
Sodium 1001.47 mg


2 tablespoons olive oil
1/2 red onion, thinly sliced
3 6.5-ounce jars artichoke hearts, drained and halved
1 lemon, cut into 8 slices
2 cloves garlic, thinly sliced
4 sprigs fresh thyme (optional)
1 1/2 pounds fresh tuna, cut into 1-inch cubes
1 1/2 teaspoons kosher salt
1 teaspoon black pepper
2 cups cooked rice


Heat 1 tablespoon of the oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the onion and cook until softened, about 3 minutes. Add the artichokes, lemon, garlic, and thyme (if using). Cook until heated through, 3 more minutes. Transfer to a plate.

Season the tuna with the salt and pepper. Heat the remaining oil in the skillet. Cook the tuna, turning to brown all sides, to the desired doneness, about 2 minutes for medium. Return the artichoke mixture to skillet and toss to combine. Serve over the rice.

Tip: Look for artichokes packed in water or oil, not marinade. If you can't find them, rinse the artichokes thoroughly with water, then pat them dry.

December 2005
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