Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Tuna Steaks with Raw Puttanesca Sauce, by Chef Rachael Ray -- mmmmmm, deliziosa!

Rachael's Presentation

The other day, with Rachael on in the background, I heard her talk about puttanesca and tuna, two of my favorite foods.  Not only delicious, but so easy to make.  I'd like to share this simple and delicious recipe; perfect for a summer's dinner.  Below is Rachael's video:


       Tuna Steaks with Raw Puttanesca Sauce, Chef Rachael Ray

  • 1 teaspoon anchovy paste or 4 anchovy filets, minced
  • About 1/4 cup EVOO – Extra Virgin Olive Oil, divided
  • 1 pint cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 2 tablespoons capers, chopped
  • 1/4 cup oil-cured olives, pitted and chopped
  • A handful of flat-leaf parsley, chopped
  • 1/2 red onion, finely chopped
  • 10 to 12 basil leaves, finely chopped
  • 1 large clove garlic, grated or minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 4 6-ounce tuna steaks
  • Salt and pepper
Whisk up anchovies and 3 tablespoons EVOO, poured slowly. Add tomatoes, capers, olives, parsley, red onion, basil, garlic and red pepper flakes; stir and let stand 30 minutes.
Heat a griddle or cast-iron skillet over medium heat. Drizzle fish with remaining olive oil, about 1 tablespoon and season with salt and pepper. Cook fish 2 minutes on each side for rare, up to 4 minutes on each side for more opaque fish. Slice the tuna, arrange on plates and top with lots of raw sauce. 

A few of Rachael Ray's favorite songs:

Brass in Pocket, The Pretenders

Landslide, Fleetwood Mac

What's So Funny About Peace, Love, and Understanding, Elvis Costello


Anonymous said...

Omg, this looks sooooo good Petra, I'm salivating! And posting her video was such a great idea.

Must try. Will let you know how it turned out! ;)

Love, K. :)

Ron said...

OMG Petra, this recipe looks beyond DELICIOUS! Just looking at the photo and then watching Rachael prepare it made my mouth water. And I LOVED her tip on slicing the cherry tomatoes. I've got to try that because it's such a challenge trying to slice each one individually.

Great video's! I especially enjoyed the one by The Pretenders. Love that song!

Thanks for sharing such a delicious and delightful post, my friend! Have a terrific Tuesday!


petra michelle; Whose role is it anyway? said...

Hi, K.! It is so refreshing and easy to make. It's a wonderful find. Never had puttanesca, raw, as a salad...cooked, yes.

Yes, let me know how you like it, K.! :))

petra michelle; Whose role is it anyway? said...

Hi, Ron! Cannot get enough of Rachael...she's both creative and practical, a wonderful combination.

As in puttanesca salad and tuna...a wonderful combination!

So glad your four senses, perhaps even your sense of smell, have been intrigued! ;)

You as well, Ron! :))