Tuna Steaks with Salsa Verde

When I hear the words salsa verde (admittedly not very often) I think of Master Chef. Food I have never made, as I assume that it will be either too expensive, to fancy or too complicated for me. (The following Masterchef regulars also fit into this category; confit leg of lamb, fondant potato and veloute??!)

I came across a salsa verde recipe last week and was surprised at how easy it was! I have made a few changes to make it even simpler. It’s packed with flavour and goes really well with tuna steaks. A bag of frozen Aldi Yellowfin Tuna Steaks is £2.49 for 4, making this a pretty cheap dinner.

I will be having this sauce with everything from now on………….!

I serve this with buttery Charlotte potatoes and veg.


Feeds: 4

  • 4 tuna steaks (defrosted)
  • Salt and pepper
  • olive oil for frying
  • Bunch of fresh mint
  • Bunch of fresh parsley
  • Bunch of fresh basil
  • 2 tbls olive oil
  • A 1/2 squeeze of lemon juice
  • 1 tsp Dijon mustard
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 2 anchovy fillets
  1. Pour a drizzle of olive oil into a griddle or frying pan and heat until sizzling.
  2. Add the tuna steaks to the pan and fry for 2 and 1/2 minutes on either side, so that they are seared on the outside and pink in the middle.
  3. Leave the steaks to rest for 5 minutes.
  4. In the meantime, make the salsa verde: Finely chop all of the herbs, the anchovy fillets and the garlic clove. Mix them together in a small bowl and add to it; the olive oil, lemon juice and mustard. Mix well and season.
  5. Serve with the tuna steaks.