Sweet-and-Sour Tuna Steaks

sweet and sour tuna steaks
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  • 4Servings


  • 3/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 onion, thinly sliced
  • 3/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons sugar
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1/4 cup drained capers
  • 1/4 cup raisins, chopped
  • 4 1 1/2 inches thick tuna steaks (about 1-1/2 pounds total)
  • 3 tablespoons flour
  • 4 cups mixed greens


In a medium skillet, heat 2 tablespoons olive oil over medium heat. Add the onion and cook until softened, about 4 minutes. Add 3/4 cup red wine vinegar, 1/4 cup water and the sugar; season to taste with salt and pepper and simmer over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until the liquid has reduced by half, about 5 minutes. Remove from the heat and let cool. Add the capers and raisins; set aside.

In a large skillet, heat 2 tablespoons olive oil over medium-high heat. Pat the tuna dry with a paper towel. Place the flour on a plate and season with salt and pepper. Coat the tuna on both sides with the flour, shaking off any excess. Cook the tuna in the skillet, turning once, for 4 minutes total for rare, 8 to 10 minutes for well-done.

Meanwhile, in a medium bowl, combine the remaining 2 tablespoons vinegar and 1/2 cup olive oil; season to taste with salt and pepper. Add the mixed greens and toss to coat.

Top each piece of tuna with some of the reserved onion-caper mixture and a generous portion of salad.