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Poached Tuna Steaks Recipe
  • READY IN 30 mins

Poached Tuna Steaks

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"Tasty albacore tuna steaks are poached in an aromatic broth. Serve with couscous."

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Original recipe makes 2 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    15 mins
  • COOK

    15 mins

    30 mins


  1. In a medium saucepan over medium heat, mix water, lemon juice, and cayenne pepper. Season with salt and pepper. Bring to a gentle boil.
  2. Place tuna steaks into the mixture, and sprinkle with kumquats and cilantro. Cook 15 minutes, until fish is easily flaked with a fork.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jan 10, 2004

This was the first time I had made tuna steaks - quite tasty! I couldn't find kumquats so I used a small orange, sliced with the peel, to top the steaks while they were cooking. With the fresh cilantro, it smelled wonderful while it was cooking.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Jan 10, 2004

This recipe was sort of a disappointment. Perhaps I didn't watch it too closely, but the steaks came out too dry.


11 Ratings

Jan 10, 2004

This was wonderful, just be very careful not to overcook the tuna.

Jan 21, 2008

We're not fish lovers so I'm always looking for recipes that we enjoy. This one will be toward the top of the list. The tuna was moist and flavorful. We like cilantro so that wasn't an issue at all. I also substituted using orange. We had leftovers and felt that it was even better the next day as it took on all the flavors and stayed moist. Thanks for sharing this recipe

Jan 07, 2007

I will not use this recipe again. The cilantro over powers the fish.

Aug 11, 2009

I might have overcooked it, but we couldn't find anything good about this recipe. The fish had absolutely no flavor, despite following the recipe.

Nov 05, 2004

this is so freaking good

Mar 03, 2015

This recipe was wonderful I also had to substitute an orange for the kumquats. For those cooks who said it was dry, don't cook it so long next time. We are not big fans of cilantro, so I cut back on the amount a little bit.


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  • Calories
  • 148 kcal
  • 7%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 6 g
  • 2%
  • Cholesterol
  • 50 mg
  • 17%
  • Fat
  • 1.5 g
  • 2%
  • Fiber
  • 2.3 g
  • 9%
  • Protein
  • 27 g
  • 54%
  • Sodium
  • 48 mg
  • 2%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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