Tuna Steaks; Chicken of the Sea…….

As the More is More Mom®, I’m all about…….more tuna steaks for dinner! While Chuck is a huge fish fan, there is not a chance that I could possibly get our kids to eat fish (not even fish sticks dipped in ketchup, and my people consider ketchup one of the food groups…… right next to chocolate.). Every now and again, however, I throw caution to the wind and make them hamburgers so we can enjoy a delicious and healthy dinner full of fresh fish.


Tomato and Onion Smothered Tuna Steaks

Grilled Vegetables

Brown Rice – Who doesn’t love a little Uncle Ben’s long grain brown rice?


Tomato and Onion Smothered Tuna Steaks

As a rule, summer makes me dream of grilling, but this recipe is quickly whipped up in a skillet right in your kitchen.

Serves 2


2 ahi tuna steaks, approximately 1” thick

5 Tbsp olive oil

½ large onion, diced (about 1 ½ cups)

4 garlic cloves minced

3 medium tomatoes, chopped (about 1 ½ – 2 cups)

½ – 1 cups of rough chopped basil

1 Tbsp capers, rinsed


In a large skillet, heat 3 Tbsp of oil over medium heat

Sauté onions, until tender, for approximately 5 minutes

Add garlic and sauté for an additional 3-5 minutes

Stir in tomatoes, basil and capers

Simmer for approximately 15 minutes, until the mixture thickens


In the meantime, heat 2 Tbsp oil in another skillet

Sprinkle fish with course sea salt and cracked black pepper

Cook until golden brown on each side, approximately 6 minutes total

Remove tuna steaks and place in pan with tomato mixture

Simmer until the fish is opaque in the center, about 5 more minutes


Plate fish and smother with tomato and onion mixture


Grilled Vegetables

This is super easy and super tasty. Slice and dice your favorite veggies and marinade in a balsamic vinaigrette for a few hours or overnight. I like to use a Zip-loc baggie for quicker cleanup.

Pre-heat grill to medium-heat

Place vegetables on grill, horizontally, to make nice char marks. Grill until cooked through, approximately 10-15 minutes (beware that your grill may smoke like a son-of-a-gun because of the salad oil).

You’re in for a real treat if you sprinkle your grilled veggies with a little crumbled feta cheese. With any luck, you’ll have leftovers!


Plate your fish, veggies and rice for a Heavenly summer treat!


More tasty meals, more fresh fish, more summer dinners……


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