Recipe: Simple soy sauce tuna steaks with cous cous

The sunny weather has got me feeling rather summery, so a light dinner of tuna steaks is perfect. I find that cooking tuna steaks can often be dry. I don’t particularly like them just seared, but cooking them for too long can make the steaks a little tasteless. That’s why I love this recipe as the meat soaks up all the flavour and juices prior to cooking making it flavoursome and juicy.

Serves 4


  • 4 tuna steaks (I like the frozen bags which are available from most supermarkets)
  • a good glug of soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons rice wine vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon Chinese five spice (or Worcester Sauce)
  • 1 sweet pointed pepper


  1. Add the soy sauce, vinegar and Chinese five spice to a bowl, mix well and add the raw tuna steaks to soak for an hour or so
  2. Deseed and chop the pepper into reasonable sized chunks and add to the mix
  3. Heat a griddle pan and add the tuna steaks, some of the remaining sauce and the peppers and fry on each side for 7-8 minutes or until cooked through
  4. Meanwhile mix some cous cous and then serve the tuna

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