Tuna Recipes for Dinner: Caesar

Kathleen Blumenthal
I love to cook and expand the boundaries of cooking
Tuna Caesar

A fresh idea of tuna recipes for dinner is a combination of the classic Caesar salad with tuna steaks. It is a perfect solution for your dinner. It is healthy and nutritious being packed with minerals, vitamins including C, calcium, and omega-3.

The original Caesar contains a lot of garlic but is not served with anchovy. Indeed there are a lot of variations of this meal, but usually such components as coddled eggs, lettuce, Parmesan, and olive oil are included. Here in this recipe we add tuna.

This saltwater fish is very popular fish. It belongs to the Scombridae family. It can achieve up to 15 feet in length. It is characterized with delicious taste and healthy benefits. It can replace red meat and is used in various diets. It can reduce blood pressure, coronary heart diseases and bad cholesterol. When you eat tuna, you prevent eye disorders, boost immune system and . Here there is large amount of protein providing fast recovery, improve muscle tone.

Tuna Recipes for Dinner: Caesar

If you like classic Caesar salad you’ll enjoy its version with tuna. Just choose it for this time and follow our recipe to get the satisfaction of the most familiar and simplest dish that approves itself being able to transform in new version. 

Course Lunch & dinner
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 2
Calories 1494 kcal


  • 1 piece Italian bread, cubed
  • 3 tsp olive oil
  • 1 lemon
  • 2 tuna steaks (approximately 200g each)
  • 2 piece anchovy fillets
  • 1 piece garlic clove
  • 2 tbsp mayonnaise
  • 4 tbsp buttermilk
  • 1 tbsp Dijon mustard
  • 25 g parmesan, finely grated, plus extra shavings to serve
  • 175 g cavolo nero
  • few drops Worcestershire sauce


  1. Preheat oven to 180C.

  2. Cube the thick slice of bread and toss it with a teaspoon of oil, add seasonings and put on a baking sheet. 

  3. Bake the bread during 10 minutes making the cubes golden and crisped.

  4. Mix a teaspoon of oil, half the lemon zest, salt and ground black pepper in a bowl. 

  5. Take the tuna steaks and rub the marinade over them. Set aside.

  6. Put a non-stick skittle over the heat and add the remaining oil, garlic, the anchovies. Cook the ingredients during a minute. Take out of the heat. Mash them.

  7. Transfer the anchovy puree to a bowl, add the buttermilk, mayo, mustard, sauce and Parmesan. Do not forget about the lemon zest and a tablespoon lemon juice. As a result you’ve got a loose dressing. 

  8. Take cavolo nero, remove the central ribs and tear up the leaves into pieces.

  9. Put the torn leaves into the dressing and make them well coated. Leave them to marinate for 5 minutes.

  10. Take a frying pan and put it over the high heat. 

  11. Fry the tuna during a couple of minutes from each side. The fish should become pink inside. 

  12. Leave it on a plate for a minute to rest and serve.

  13. Put the cavolo nero onto plates, add the fish on the top, then sprinkle with the shaved Parmesan. And following the classical recipe add croutons and olive oil.

Recipe Notes

This marvelous dish is ready! Enjoy its distinctive taste.

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