' Mediterranean Yellow Fin/Ahi Tuna paired with Krasno Pinot Noir - Vino Mas

Mediterranean Yellow Fin/Ahi Tuna paired with Krasno Pinot Noir


For the Tuna:

  • 4 5oz Uncooked Fresh or Frozen ( thawed) Ahi Tuna Steaks 1 inch thick
  • 1 tbsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 1/2 tsp Salt - Kosher
  • Lemon Juice from 1 wedge of lemon 1/2 tsp
  • 1/4 tsp Cracked black pepper freshly ground
  • 1/2 tsp finely chopped oregano or 1/4 tsp dried
  • 1/4 tsp red pepper flakes or dash crushed dried
  • 1 tsp finely chopped basil or 1/4 tsp dried
  • Garlic, 1 clove minced fine 

For the Tomato/Mushroom topping:

  • 3 Cups cherry tomatoes sliced in half
  • 5 large mushrooms sliced thinly
  • 2 Tbsp. Olive Oil
  • ½ tsp kosher salt
  • ½ tsp Italian seasoning (if you do not have this ¼ tsp dried basil and oregano)
  • 1/8 tsp red pepper flakes


1) Pat tuna steaks with paper towels to remove excess moisture then place in a shallow dish.

2) Mix all spices with oil and lemon juice in a small bowl with a fork or whisk. Allow to rest for at least 5 minutes to blend together.

3) Add Olive Oil to skillet and sauté cherry tomatoes and mushrooms until soft.   Add salt, seasoning and red pepper.  Cover and keep warm.

4) Brush mixture on both sides of Tuna steaks and allow steaks to rest for another 5 minutes.

5) Cook steaks in a cast iron pan OR grill steaks on hot grill 2-5 minutes on each side to attain desired doneness.  Be careful NOT or over cook. There should still be some pinkness to the center.  Most people prefer warm red   centers.

6) To serve:  Place a small amount of the tomato and mushroom mixture on the plate, place Tuna on top of mix and top with more tomato/mushroom mixture.  Serve immediately.   

Adapted from Spark Recipies

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