Seared Tuna Steaks with Aubergine Salsa

  • Seared Tuna Steaks with Aubergine Salsa
  • Seared Tuna Steaks with Aubergine Salsa
  • Seared Tuna Steaks with Aubergine Salsa

Rated 4.55 out of 5 based on 10 votes


  • 500 g tuna steaks
  • 5 x roma tomatoes
  • 1 x eggplant
  • 4 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 1 tspn chilli oil
  • 1 Tbls olive oil
  • 3 x brown onions
  • 1 x small red capsicum
  • 3/4 cups water
  • 1 tspn butter
  • 1 bunch baby asparagus


1. Heat BBQ
1. Dice tomatoes, eggplant, onion and capsicum
2. Simmer butter with onions and crushed garlic
2. Once onions have browned, add tomatoes, eggplant, capsicum and water – bring to the boil
3. Simmer for 20 minutes and let cool
4. Pour contents of saucepan into a food processor. Add chilli and olive oil and blend quickly
5. Steam asparagus. If you don’t have a steamer you can do this in the microwave using a heat resistant container with holes in the bottom – simply place asparagus and 1 tbs of water in the container, put on the lid and heat for 3 minutes on medium.
6. Rub salt and pepper on tuna steaks
7. Spray BBQ with oil
8. Chuck the tuna steaks onto the hot BBQ – sear on each side for 2-3 minutes (depending on how thick the steak is)
9. Place the tuna on a plate with some asparagus and a wedge of lemon, top the steak with the salsa.

Serves 2-3

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  • So good! Nice one Annabelle!


    by Cameron Bryant on 11/09/2012, 06:50
    Cameron Bryant
  • Great recipe – Whoever you cook for is a lucky man!


    by Adam King on 11/09/2012, 07:13
    Adam King
  • I got to eat it! Delicious! Where did you learn to cook like that Annabelle?


    by Jan page on 11/09/2012, 08:30
    Jan page
  • Simple and delicious!


    by Emily Dahdah on 16/09/2012, 23:42
    Emily Dahdah
  • Awesome!


    by Mikey J. Langdon on 17/09/2012, 02:40
    Mikey J. Langdon
  • Looks yum! I’ll be trying this one as son as my eggplants start producing fruit!


    by Nic Midgley on 27/09/2012, 06:28
    Nic Midgley
  • never ever rub salt or pepper on your tuna fish!
    the aubergine salsa is great!


    by Hannu Verasdonck on 07/10/2012, 06:12
    Hannu Verasdonck