Recipe by Chef John
"You're perfectly happy eating regular canned tuna until the day you taste the imported, olive oil-packed tuna and realize exactly what you've been missing. You tell people that there's nothing better, but that's not entirely true. There's this. By gently poaching fresh ahi tuna in olive oil, you can create a tuna fish of exceptional quality. The taste and texture are amazing, and you can adapt this in many ways. Besides switching up herbs and seasonings, you can cook the fish to a wide range of doneness."
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2 (10 ounce)
thick-cut ahi tuna steaks
red pepper flakes, or to taste
olive oil, or as needed
sea salt to taste
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Olive Oil-Poached Tuna
Serving Size: 1/2 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 2
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 324
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