Poached Tuna Loin in Olive Oil

For a simple yet classy fish dish, try Alan Coxon's recipe for tuna gently poached in infused olive oil
Poached Tuna Loin in Olive Oil
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  • Serves: 4
  • Cook Time: 5 minutes
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes plus cooling
  • Effort: easy



  • 500 ml olive oil
  • 1 onion, thinly sliced
  • g small caper berries
  • 01 lemons, grated zest only
  • 6 coriander seeds
  • 1/2 tsp coarsely ground black pepper, freshly ground
  • 4 tuna steaks, each 240g
  • green salad, to serve


1. Place the olive oil, onion, caperberries, lemon zest, coriander seeds, black pepper into a large, heavy-based saucepan and heat slowly over gentle heat.

2. When oil is at around 60° (at a gentle bubble), place the tuna in the warm olive oil and poach over the gentle flame for 2-3 minutes only.

3. Remove from the heat and leave the fish to cook and cool slightly. Remove the tuna from the oil, using a slotted spoon.

4. Serve warm or completely chilled, with a fresh green salad.

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