Tri-Pepper Tuna with Couscous

Tri-Pepper Tuna with Couscous
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  • 4Servings


  • 1 10 ounce box plain couscous
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 red bell pepper, cut into thin strips
  • 1 yellow bell pepper, cut into thin strips
  • 1 green bell pepper, cut into thin strips
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1 1/2 pounds 1-inch-thick fresh tuna fillets, cut into 1-inch cubes
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped flat-leaf parsley
  • 1 lemon, cut into 4 wedges


Prepare the couscous according to package directions, using the butter.

Meanwhile, in a large, heavy skillet, heat 3 tablespoons olive oil over medium-high heat. Add the bell peppers and cook, stirring, until crisp-tender, about 4 minutes. Season lightly with salt and pepper. Transfer to a plate and set aside.

Add the remaining 1 tablespoon olive oil and the tuna cubes to the skillet and cook over medium-high heat, turning with tongs, until no longer pink on the outside, 2 to 3 minutes. Add the reserved bell peppers and cook, tossing, until heated through, 1 to 2 minutes. Sprinkle the parsley on top; season with salt and pepper.

Fluff and mound the couscous onto 4 plates. Spoon the tuna and peppers alongside. Serve with the lemon wedges.