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Tuna Steaks with Pasta and Tomato Sauce

No recipe image available.Tuna steaks braised in a spicy, Spanish-style tomato sauce and served over angel hair pasta with a sprinkling of Parmesan cheese.

Recipe Ingredients:

1 tablespoon butter
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 green bell pepper, seeded, chopped
2 garlic cloves, finely minced
1 1/2 drained canned diced tomatoes
1/2 cup bottled clam juice
1/3 cup chopped fresh cilantro
1/2 cup dry white wine
1/4 cup water
3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
Salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
1/4 teaspoon crushed dried red pepper

Tuna Steaks:
1/2 cup all purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
Salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
4 (6 to 8-ounce) tuna steaks
1 tablespoon butter
1 tablespoon olive oil

12 ounces angel hair pasta, cooked according to package
Freshly grated Parmesan cheese
Chopped fresh cilantro

Cooking Directions:

  1. For Sauce: Melt butter with oil in heavy large skillet over medium-high heat. Add bell pepper and minced garlic; cook until peppers are almost tender, about 5 minutes.
  2. Add tomatoes, clam juice, cilantro, wine, water, lemon juice and dried red pepper. Bring to boil. Reduce heat; simmer until flavors blend, about 5 minutes. Season with salt and pepper.
  3. For Tuna Steaks: Mix flour and garlic powder in shallow bowl. Season tuna with salt and pepper. Coat with flour mixture, shaking off excess.
  4. Melt butter with oil in another large skillet over high heat. Add tuna to skillet and cook about 2 to 3 minutes per side.
  5. Bring sauce to simmer over medium heat. Add tuna; cook for 2 to 3 minutes, or until desired doneness.
  6. To serve, place tuna steaks on pasta, spoon sauce over and sprinkle with Parmesan and cilantro.

Makes 4 servings.