12 Fresh Tuna Recipes That Are Ready in a Flash
High-quality fresh tuna requires almost no effort in the kitchen -- just a quick sear in a hot pan or brief turn on the grill. It's also delicious served raw and makes a spectacular burger. Here are our favorite recipes showcasing the tasty fish.
Shrimp Scampi Three Ways
If you've only ordered shrimp scampi in restaurants, prepare to be shell-shocked—it's actually quite easy to make at home. This recipe, which includes a quick stock to intensify the sauce, guarantees jumbo flavor in no time at all. Master the main one, then get creative with the two variations below. Whichever one you choose, it'll be perfect for serving over polenta, linguine, or toasted Italian bread.
If your burger night is feeling played out, then these salmon patties are sure to shake things up a little. A quick mix of goat cheese, oregano, olive oil, and lemon juice brings a hintof tang and richness to the patty mixture. Wrap it all up in the flatbread of your choice and serve with a fresh salad for a quick, easy, and nutritious weeknight dinner.
Baked Fish with Summer Squash
Think baked fish is boring? One taste of this catch of the day, and you'll be hooked. Thinly slice the squashes so they cook as swiftly as the cod or halibut, and combine them with capers, thyme, and olive oil. Covering with foil for most of the cooking time is key: The protein stays tender, the vegetables get soft and juicy, and every forkful bursts with flavor.
The pan juices that are released from baking the scallops mix with creme fraiche and white wine to create a delicious garlicky sauce. Serve this gratin with crusty bread for dipping, or for a heartier dish, serve over thin spaghetti tossed in olive oil.
Bluefin Tuna with Olive, Cucumber, and Cilantro Relish
This recipe, courtesy of Lost Kitchen chef and owner Erin French, also works very well with salmon or swordfish.